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Joanne C. Nickles, age 83, of North Tonawanda, October 10, 2016 under Hospice Care at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on June 16, 1933.
Daughter of the late August and Stella Suita. Mother of Joseph of North Port, FL, Marie and James Nickles. Grandmother of Kathy Nickles-Wilson, Dawn Nickles, Anthony Nickles, Aja Sammons; and several great-grandchildren. Sister of Stella (late Joseph) Ryndak, late August (Julia) Suita, John (Diane) Suita, nieces, nephews, cousins; and best friend, Cathy Kern.
Joanne was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Jude the Apostle Parish and retired after 42 years from Praxair, Inc. working as an administrative assistant in the construction design & drafting department. After retiring, Joanne took care of elderly people both day care and live in until she was 81. She was known for making beautiful afghans for family and friends. As a victim of Love Canal, Joanne was active as a member of Ecumenical Task Force, helping those affected by this man-made tragedy.
Visitation on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the WATTENGEL FUNERAL HOME, 533 Meadow Dr. North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 AM from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude the Apostle Building Fund, Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation or The Hospice Foundation of WNY, in Joanne's name would be appreciated.
Online guest registry at Wattengel.com.
Published on October 11, 2016
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