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Joanne R. George

March 28, 2021

Joanne Rosato George, 68, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in the Upstate Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

She was born on September 26, 1952 in Rome, daughter of Joseph and Agnes Gates Rosato. She graduated from RFA in 1970. On October 7, 1972 she married Frank George, a loving union of 48 years. She was co-owner with her husband of Long’s Auto Electric since 1988. Joanne also worked for Birnie Bus Service for the Rome School System.

Joanne was loved by many; it is hard to name everyone she touched in this life time, which ran deep. Joanne was big on family and tradition as heritage had taught her. Joanne loved the game of Bocce and competed in multiple tournaments over the years, where she gained many lifelong friends. Another thing Joanne loved to do was cook and bake for the holidays and get-togethers. You never left hungry. A song verse comes to mind that Joanne said often…”I did things my way” (Frank Sinatra).

Joanne is survived by her beloved family; her husband Frank, a son Frank (Tracy) George of Brewerton, 3 beautiful grandchildren Frank (her king), Ashley and Olivia (her princesses) whom she loved more than anything. A brother and sister-in-law Joseph (Karen) Rosato; nephew Joseph Rosato; very close friends Liz and Louis Voci, Christine (daughter of her heart), and Tim Meeker; brother-in-law and sister-in-law John (Sharon) Catalano, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gene and Sue George, many loved nieces and nephews, and countless close friends. She was predeceased by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Entombment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Masks and distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers; Joanne wanted to help many; this GoFundMe account has been set up in her memory and organized by Frank George. Please click on the link below to donate.


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