OBITUARY

Joanne Gallucci-Gencic

July 27, 1964February 4, 2021

Joanne Gallucci Gencic passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2021.

She was born on July 27th, 1964 to Arthur and Antoinette (Langellotti) Gallucci.

She was married to Zoran Gencic for 20 years and had one daughter.

Joanne graduated from Oneonta high school and continued her higher education at Delhi University with an associate in Hotel Management. She later went on to finish her Bachelors in Hotel Management at the New York Institute of Technology. She was a successful business owner bringing joy to everyone, one scoop of ice cream at a time.

Joanne enjoyed swimming in her pool daily while attending fun bunco games at night. Joanne was active in her Catholic faith and served as a Eucharistic Minister.

She loved to travel and explore the beautiful world around her.

She will be missed dearly.

Joanne was greeted in heaven by both her parents.

Joanne is survived by her husband Zoran Gencic of Las Vegas, Nevada and her daughter Gia Gencic of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A private funeral mass will be held and burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetey, Oneonta.

Funeral arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

Joanne Gallucci-Gencic

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Joyeve Palffy

February 10, 2021

We worked together in manhattan for a few years at the view restaurant. I have so many hysterical funny stories. I have one private memory that no one would believe. Joanne was really amazing. Strong woman. But sensitive. She had dark beautiful hair. I once teased her and said you have hair like a chow chow. Lol. She got mad. And I said. Chow chow are pretty. Anyway. I'm shocked and I can't believe she is gone.

Debra Shattuck

February 9, 2021

Joann had the most beautiful laugh, and she laughed often, even when she was going through this very difficult time she remained cheerful and positive.
She has left her mark on my heart, I'm glad I got to know her.
Rest in peace my friend, until we meet again.

Sandee Gregorio

February 9, 2021

Dearest Zoran and Gia
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Joanne had a smile that would light up a room! I will always remember our cruise together and the fun time we shared, especially our night of dancing. Cherish your special memories and know that your guardian angel Joanne will always be with you!
Love to you both from Sandee,Jose,Steve,Staci

Elizabeth Spratt

February 9, 2021

Zorin & Gia,

I am very sorry I lost touch so long ago. Rhonda just reached out and told me the sad news. Joanne was an awesome human being/friend/wife/mother. Not many people can claim those titles.

I remember laughing so hard with Joanne that sometimes I had to catch my breath. She loved you both very much. Her biggest worry in life was Gia growing up happy and successful -- not be a topless dancer on the strip! I know she will continue to guide you both as your Guardian Angel. Maybe even me too...

Steven Gosch

February 9, 2021

To Zoran and Gia. May G-d. watch over You I love you both. You are both in my heart and prayers. I loved Joanne with all my heart. We became friends 37 years ago at Delhi College. I loved being friends with Joanne. My last year in Delhi was so much fun due to being friends with Joanne. I considered Joanne part of my family. I loved her as if she was my sister. This is the way I felt, and this is the way I will always feel. I will miss Joanne deeply. RIP. Joanne. You are in G-d's hands. Love from your friend Steven.

Rhonda Friedman

February 9, 2021

I am heartbroken.

Joanne has always been one of my very favorite people in the entire world. Literally. I was lucky enough to have been her roommate in New York City back in the 1980s when we both worked at the NY Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. I so admired how she just picked up and left her comfort zone of Oneonta, in upstate NY, to start a new life in the big city. Just as she would do years later, fearlessly moving clear across the country to Las Vegas to start her next chapter.

Living with Joanne was pure joy. Some of the biggest and best laughs I’ve ever had in my life were with her. Our many adventures together were legendary. And Joanne cared so much about her friends. She was maternal and so loving to all of us.
Joanne had a personality as big as her heart. Her sayings were hilarious - we quoted her all the time . She was adventurous- always up to try new things. She added so much to my life; even decades later, the memories are so vivid.

One of the things I am most grateful to Joanne for - and there are many - is introducing me to the gay world. She was adored by scores of gay men, and lovingly welcomed me into the fold. She opened me up to the whole culture - which I still celebrate to this day.

I’m so grateful for all the times I got to see Joanne, and her beautiful family, in both Las Vegas and NY. I grieve for Zoran and Gia - and hope they can take comfort in knowing just how deeply their wife and mother was loved.

Sarah Gaudio

February 9, 2021

Zoran and Gia,

Let your memories stay in your heart and see you through.

My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Ichabod Adickes

February 9, 2021

We had the best impromptu dinners and get togethers with friends in the neighborhood and me just down the road. Joanne was a fast talker and had some quick one liners. I truly never knew what she was going to say but every sentence was priceless and frequently took me off guard. She was a delight and will be greatly missed by many.

Jose & Cathie Vasquez

February 8, 2021

To Zoren & Gia
Our deepest sympathy & prayers goes out to you both. May her eternal soul Rest In Peace

P0lly Bailey

February 7, 2021

All of us in Oneonta will miss you. Know that you are with your family in heaven. Say hi to my mom , dad. God bless
The Bailey Oneonta Ny

FROM THE FAMILY