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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Obituary: Joanne M. Daniels, 85, former Wellsville & Bolivar resident

Joanne M. Daniels, 85,  of 345 Cleveland Ave., North Hornell, died Friday evening (April 1, 2016) at McAuley Manor where she had resided for the past seven months.
Born in Olean on September 16, 1930, she was the daughter of Bernard & Mary Agnes (Casey) Gibbs.
Joanne resided in Bolivar and Wellsville before moving to Hornell. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School, St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, Nazareth College of Rochester and St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO where she received a Masters Degree in Nursing Education.
She did private duty nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, both in Rochester, and worked as Educational Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and Assistant Administrator at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. Joanne also served as staff nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Jones Memorial hospital in Wellsville. In 1966, she began teaching nursing at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. In 1979, she was selected for inclusion in two reference journals, “The World Who’s Who of Women in Education” and “Notable Americans.” They each contained biographical information on achievements of prominent educators. Along with her co-author, Loretta Smith, she wrote a math text for nurses, “Clinical Calculation, A Unified Approach.” She retired in 1991.
Joanne was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. She served on the
St. Ann’s Parish Council; served on the Thanksgiving Appeal Committee; sang in the choir; assisted with sacristan duties; and volunteered her time with the basic upkeep and maintenance of the church. She loved golfing and was a member of Twin Hickory golf Club.

She enjoyed volunteer work, especially delivering Meals-On-Wheels, traveling with her husband to Florida where she spent her winters with her family who lived there.
Joanne was married at Immaculate Conception church in Wellsville on April 16, 1966 to Angelo A. Daniels who died February 4, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Robert Gibbs and Bernard Gibbs; her sister, Patricia Gibbs Graves.
Surviving are her sister, Constance (William) Garvey of Orlando, FL; her nieces, Cynthia (Michael) Nicoloff, Diana (Michael) Jackson, Sheila (Mark) Brandes, all of Florida, LiLynn Graves, Kurt Graves, Jeffrey (Angie) Graves, Bernard Graves, Dennis (Debbie) Gibbs, Gail Quinn; several cousins and other nieces & nephews.
The family of Joanne M. Daniels will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Joanne’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.