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Joan C. (Taylor) Flo

August 23, 1939 September 5, 2019
Joan C. (Taylor) Flo
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Joan C. (Taylor) Flo, 80, of Utica, NY and formerly of New York Mills, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Masonic Care Community.

She was born August 23, 1939, in Utica, a daughter of Charles and Victoria Ziezio Taylor. Joan was educated in the Utica school system, graduating from UFA in 1957. She began working as a keypunch operator at Utica Mutual, and later worked at various jobs, including St. Luke’s Hospital, The Body Doctor, and at Holland Farms. Ms. Flo attended Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Church. She also belonged to The Red Hat Society.

Upon entering the Masonic Care Community (MCC), Joan’s “Golden Years” were filled with bowling, pitch, bingo, Mass, Bible Study, and field trips. She was perhaps most proud of rekindling her love of art, drawing and painting, at the MCC art classes. Joan’s artwork was featured in the MCC calendars and their annual Christmas Cards. Her biggest artistic accomplishment was the first place award for her painting of a red cardinal, which is currently on display in Albany, NY.

Joan is survived by her three sons and their spouses, Rob and Michele Flo of Whitesboro, Mike and Lisa Flo of Westmoreland, and Chip and Pam Flo of Utica. She also leaves behind her six grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Stacie, Chelsea, Michael and his fiancée Alyssa, Marissa, Connor and Olivia. Joan loved her “three sons” and spent her life devoted to raising them. Joan was joyously anticipating the arrival of her first great-grandchildren, twin girls, due this December. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Shirley Graziadei and Beverly Holzhauer, and their spouses.

The family would like to thank the nurses, aides, doctors, and all of her good friends from both the Rehab Unit and the Yonkers neighborhood at MCC.

In lieu of flowers, friends may consider donations in “Flo’s” name to the Masonic Care Community, 2150 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501.

Joan’s Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 2222 Genesee St., Utica. The family will greet family and friends following the Mass. Arrangements are in care of Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 40 Main St., Whitesboro.

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10:00 AM 9/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502

Family will greet callers following the Mass.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Genesee St. Utica 13502 NY
United States

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Glenside Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Rd.
New York Mills, NY

Cemetery Rd. New York Mills NY
United States

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