Joanne C. Donato (nee Salera), formerly of Bellmawr, and Fairview section of Camden. Age 79.
Born December 30, 1942 to the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (nee Angelucci) Salera. Beloved wife of the late Carl A. Donato, Sr. Devoted mother of Carl A. Donato, Jr. (Wendy), Debra Donato Casey (Steve), Karen Donato-Krowick (Larry), and Nicole Cardona (Jeffrey). Loving grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 4. Dear sister of Aggie Nagy, David Salera, and Ken Salera.
Joanne was a kind, loving, and giving person. She ALWAYS had a smile and was able to make other smile, even in their darkest moments. She loved life, her family, New Jersey beaches, visiting the casinos, and music to the point that she would sing at every family function to the delight of all who attended. Joanne's professional life was highlighted by a 32-year run at Wawa as a store manager, mostly in the Fairview section of Camden.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation from 9am to 11am Friday, January 28, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Memorial service 11am at the funeral home.
Interment is private at the request of the family.
If you would like to honor Joanne's memory, be kind to others even if they are not kind to you and smile, smile, SMILE.
In lieu of flowers, mom loved balloons or please donation to the Alzheimer's Association to help find a cure for this awful disease: Alzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (www.alz.org).
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Im so sorry i cant be there, but you are a beautiful person, inside and out. God has you now he will take care of you, im so lucky you were in my families life. Prayers to the family if i can do anything please let me know. (Janie Alicea Swope) Heaven is lucky to have you !
So sorry to hear about my dear cousin Joanne’s passing. She always made me laugh and gave me a feeling of such JOY.
My sister Gerry who passed last year will be thrilled to be united with her.
Special thoughts and prayers for the Family.
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful beloved mother thru the FB posts I got to see her beautiful smile and sense of humor my thoughts and prayers to the family I will miss Karen’s snap pics of her and her lovely mother 🥲💔
Salera family, we are so sorry to hear abt joann, please accept our condolences.
Words cannot express how my heart hurts. Best friends always. She may be gone but will always be remembered in our hearts. What this world needs are more people like Jo. We will one day put on our Golden slippers and strut down the golden streets of heaven together...love you always BFF.
she was avery nice lady always smiling.she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
My Condolences go to all of the Donato children