(Friday - October 09, 2020) - Jo Ann Hathaway, age 79, regained her sight and saw the face of Jesus, her Lord and Savior, on Thursday, October 1, after her sudden passing at home.

Jo Ann was born on September 6, 1941, to Charles and Lucille Valerio, in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from The Convent School in Syracuse and attended Syracuse University before moving to Baltimore, Maryland, and working as a medical transcriptionist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

JoAnn married Duane Hathaway on September 6, 1971, and made her home in Wilton, Maine, for eighteen years until moving to Iron Mountain, in 1989, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Jo Ann loved discussing current events and talking on the phone to her friends and family, eating good food (including Cheerios and cherries), visiting family, watching the Green Bay Packers and the Young and the Restless, and shopping on QVC and at WalMart.

Jo Ann never let her blindness get in the way of what she wanted to do. In earlier years, she would often travel across the country by herself, and she recently visited all of the Great Lakes, various museums, and lots of family in several states.

Jo Ann is survived by her children Terry (Danny) Macomber of Jay, Maine; Greg (Alchel) Hathaway of Everett, Washington; Bonnie (Tom) Finnerty of Pulaski, New York; Jason (Sam) Hathaway of Pearland, Texas; and Jaime Hathaway of Iron Mountain; a former daughter-in-law, Christina Reich of St. Charles, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren; her brother, Charles (Donna) Valerio of Simpsonville, South Carolina; many nieces and nephews; a large family of cousins, all of whom she loved very much; a dear friend, Cecile Hathaway of Wilton, Maine, and numerous other friends. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Kathleen Baldus, and her husband.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 AM at Community Bible Chapel in Norway, with a graveside interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton, Maine, to take place in the summer of 2021.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Ligonier Ministries Radio Broadcast (https://www.ligonier.org/donate) or The Gideons International (https://www.gideons.org/donate).


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