Obituary Report

(Iron Mountain - January 12, 2018) - Joanne M. Mills, age 81, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, January 11th, 2018, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford.

Joanne was born April 6, 1936, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Anthony and Fannie (Perla) Gianunzio.

Joanne grew up in Iron Mountain and was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1956. She was united in marriage to Edward Mills on June 2, 1973 in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2011. Following marriage, they resided in Aurora, on the Mill’s family farm before moving to Iron Mountain in 1976.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Mills of Iron Mountain; one brother, Gerald (Carolyn) Gianunzio of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Ed, Joanne was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Winters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, January 16, from 10:00 until 11:00 at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be on Tuesday morning, at 11:00 at the funeral home. Fr. Ray Valerio will officiate.

Burial will take place in Quinnesec Cemetery.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Joanne’s legacy of life.

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