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JoAnn Leggo

By Joshua Smith

JoAnn Leggo died peacefully with family on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at The Crossroads House from a 5 month struggle with Cancer.  JoAnn was born December 8, 1934 to Roy and Mae Ailene (Denney) Peters in Rochester, New York.   She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Martin B Leggo; two daughters, Jacqueline “Jacky”, husband Ronald “Skip” Smith; Kathleen “Kathi”,  husband Fred Mintz; one son Martin “Joe” (Elan Neal) Leggo. 

JoAnn was “Grandma” to Kyle Pangrazio and wife Jessica, Rebecca “Becki” (Pangrazio) Rodriguez and husband Richard, Joseph A Mintz, Colby Leggo, Justine Baker, Dawn (Rob) Marsceill, Abby (Ryan) Rutherford, Beth (Steve) O’Shea, Cathi (Jason) Zimmer, Derek and Toby Neal.  JoAnn was Great Grandma and affectionately called “GG” to Jo, Hunter, Joseph, Emily, Isabella, Cache, Ava, Cheyenne, Xander, Cooper, Brandon, Ella and Dominic.  Auntie JoAnnie was loved by her niece and family Karen (Jack) Dearing of Florida and her nephew and family Richard (Vicki) Stenner of Arizona.  She had many close friends whose visits, cards, and phone calls meant a lot to her.

At the request of JoAnn the family will celebrate her life privately without a public memorial service. Her wishes to donate her body to science were honored. Memorials can be made to The Crossroads House, PO Box 403 Batavia NY 14021, or online at

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Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen, (585) 494-1210.




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