July 22, 1942 - Sept. 12, 2017
JoAnn Marie Boyd, 75, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday after a heroic battle with cancer.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Daniel A. and Ann R. (Stachmas) Disabato. On Aug. 17, 1974, she married Terry Boyd.
Surviving are her loving husband of 43 years; a son, Rodney A. DeFrancesco of Altoona; a grandson, Joseph Anthony DeFrancesco and wife, Jorden, of Tyrone; a sister, Lucille Rodell and husband, Daniel, of Sherwood, Ark.; and a loving niece, Anita Rhodes and husband, Mark, of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Michael and Rita Labriola.
JoAnn was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School and 1962 graduate of Altoona School of Commerce. She worked for Blair County EMS, retiring as a secretary after 35 years of service.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata. JoAnn enjoyed collecting dolls, Hallmark collectibles, traveling, drawing and spending time with her grandson and family.
Friends will be received from 11: 30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park, where a funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth St., Altoona, PA 16601, or to American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.