Julie Joan Jircitano


Youngstown, NY - Julie Jircitano (born Giglia Ianni), 93, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2019 at home, surrounded by loved ones.

Julie was born in 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Luigi and Maria Ianni. With John, her husband (WWII veteran and POW), she raised 5 children. She was a devoted and loving mother who enjoyed spending time in her later years with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church in Youngstown.

Julie was warm and outgoing to everyone she met, often making fast friends with strangers. She enjoyed writing throughout her life, penning memoirs and several works of fiction.

She volunteered her time at the Youngstown Free Library and worked as the Coordinator of Volunteers at Artpark, where her retired husband helped her and was affectionately called "Mr. Julie" by the staff. She also served as Secretary of the Youngstown Senior Citizens' Club for over a decade.

Julie was preceded in death by her loving husband, John, of almost 64 years, four brothers, and four sisters who died in infancy. She is survived by her brother Peter (Josie), her children Joan (Phil), Mark (Laurie), Alan (Kellie), Wendy (Mark) and Jeff, along with seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses, aides, and therapists at Niagara Hospice for their love and support in Julie's final year.
Published on September 7, 2019

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Mindy & Rob Korpolinski
Sep 15, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Julie was a very sweet lady and we will miss her.
Justin & Rebecca Romanow
Sep 10, 2019
Our deepest condolences to you and your family upon the passing of Aunt Julie. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time.
Laura Scarisbrick
Sep 08, 2019
Pictures of Grandma from the last few years.
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Thomas & Tina Brandon
Sep 07, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the family & friends. She will be greatly missed. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to ask. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. God bless.