Sister Joanna Monticello, 69 of Endicott, died Sunday Morning January 27, 2019 due to complications resulting from a long courageous battle with cancer. Sister Joanna was born in Endicott, NY in 1949 to Joseph and Anna Monticello. At a very young age, she devoted herself to the Catholic Church and became a nun with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Reading, PA.
Sister Joanna worked for the community at Lourdes Hospital hospice care and joined Mercy House in January 2016 as the Director of Social Work and Spiritual Care. Sister is predeceased by her father Joseph Monticello Sr. She is survived by her mother, Anna Monticello, Endicott, brothers; Sebastian (Carol) Monticello, Endicott, Joseph Monticello, Turtletown, TN, Michael Monticello (Toni), Longmont, CO, Vincent Monticello Sr (Resa) Ithaca, NY, sisters; Mary Powell (Alan), Avon Park, Fl, Annamarie Sullivan ( Laurence), Newark Valley, NY, many nieces, nephews cousins and relatives.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 pm, Thursday January 31st at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY. Burial will be private and held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial donations to The Mercy House C/O Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, New York 13760 in memory of Sister Joanna Monticello.