Joan Lonsway 1930-2013

NORTH JACKSON – Joan Lonsway, 83, died Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2013, at Briarfield Manor.

Joan was born March 8, 1930, in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph M. and Margaret E. Elum Abraham.

She was a 1947 graduate of Ursuline High School and had attended Barry College in Miami Shores, Fla. She later graduated from Youngstown College with a degree in secretarial studies.

Joan assisted her husband and sons in their family business, ACME Vending, until her retirement.

Her husband, Raymond Lonsway, whom she married Nov. 27, 1961, died Feb. 16, 1985.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Michael) Cannone of Columbus and Mary Ann (Bill) Narduzzi of West Orange, N.J.; two sons, Raymond (Erin Flanagan) Lonsway and Paul (Jennifer) Lonsway of Canfield; five sisters, Jean Saadey of Austintown, Barbara (Robert) Nelson of Washington, D.C., Margaret (Eli) Saadi of Liberty, Maureen Horvath of Austintown and Susan Hayek of Boardman; a nephew, P.J. Quinn; a niece, Mary Ann Quinn; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip T. Abraham.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 8 at Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH 44451.

Arrangements were handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, North Jackson Chapel.

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