Jo Ann Hoffman, of Hornell

HORNELL-Jo Ann Hoffman, 84, a longtime Buffalo resident, died late Saturday evening (December 11, 2021) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility, where she had resided for the past 7 years.

Born in Hornell on July 26, 1937, she was the daughter of Harold & Elizabeth (Swackhamer) Hoffman.

Jo Ann grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1956). She resided in the Buffalo, NY area for most of her adult life and had been employed for several years at St. Rita’s Home for Children (run by Catholic Nuns) as a health care provider & caregiver for children with Down’s Syndrome. For many years she served as a Nurse’s Aide and caregiver for a Lutheran run Nursing Home in Buffalo. She retired about 19 years ago.

In her younger years, Jo Ann was a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church. While living in Buffalo, she was an active member of St. James Church where she volunteered countless hours on various projects. Jo Ann enjoyed traveling was grateful for having had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land as well as Ireland. Jo Ann was an avid Buffalo Bills Football fan and loved rooting for the team, especially during the Super Bowl years. She also loved to spend her time reading and listening to music.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Hoffman; 2 sisters, Margaret Thurston and Carol Thompson.

Surviving are her twin sister, Mary Ann Sullivan of Lyons, MI; 3 brothers, Thomas (Marianne) Hoffman of Wellsville, Stephen (JoAnn) Hoffman of Bunnell, FL and William “Bill” Hoffman of Hornell; her brother-in-law, David Thompson; her sister-in-law, Liz Hoffman; many nieces & nephews.

At Jo Ann’s request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (December 21, 2021) at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Due to recent New York State mandates, everyone will be required to wear a facemask at St. Ann’s Church.

Jo Ann’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

A special “Thank-You” goes out to the wonderful staff at Elderwood Nursing Facility for the loving care and compassion shown to Jo Ann and her entire family.

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