JoAnn Galati Amore, 74, of Millcreek, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday May 31, 2023. She was born in Buffalo, NY on January 18, 1949 a daughter of the late Joseph Galati, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Williams Galati.
JoAnn worked for Erie Insurance in the Life Insurance and Worker's Compensation Departments, mostly as a group life specialist, for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and the CYS Club. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed card-making. She was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. "Butch" Amore; her granddaughter in infancy, Josephine Mineo; and her stepbrother, Vincent Galati.
Survivors include one son, Edward J. Amore (Lisa O'Toole); three daughters, Kelly Amore (Thomas Coughlin), Lisa Greenman (John), and Kathleen Mineo; five grandchildren, Giovanni Hellman, Kristopher and Asher Mineo, and Beaumont and Dezmond Shaffer; two sisters, Janice Jensen (Richard) of Carlisle, PA and Carmella Hanley of Rotterdam Junction, NY; one brother, Joseph Galati, Jr. (Darlene) of Jamestown, NY; her sister in law, Carol Galati, of Tucson, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Lakeland Area Hospice, 4635 E Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16511.