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JoAnn (Rivers) Rich, 55 years old, passed away on May 7, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer while under the care of Niagara Hospice. She was born in Niagara Falls on February 25, 1962, the daughter of William Rivers and the late Frances (Tankovich) Rivers.
JoAnn attended local schools. She was employed by the Seneca Niagara Casino as a cage cashier. JoAnn was a loving and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
JoAnn is survived by her father, William (Pam) Rivers; her 'soulmate', Glenwood Rich; her children, Regina Rivers, John 'JJ' Rich, James Rich and Michael (Brandi Butera) Rich; her grandchildren, Faith Rivers, Dasia Thomas, Symphony (JoJo) Dolson, Aryanna Rich, Carter Rich, Jaleigha Rich, Aubree Rich and Jayzon Williams; her great-grandson, Giovanni Carter; her brothers, Wayne (Rose) Rivers, Michael Schuster, David Rivers, Jon Paul Schuster and Dale (Dana) Rivers; and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE LABUDA FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Published on May 9, 2017
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