Joanne was an incredibly involved woman. She was active in her faith community as an Eucharistic Minister with St. John Paul II Church, a parish neighbor, a member of the Altar and Rosary, and a member of Heart to Heart. She was crafty, so she would often make prayer blankets for the parish community. Outside of the church, Joanne was a member of the Home Bureau, and she would bring some of the crafts and blankets that she made to craft shows.
Many people saw Joanne as a mother figure because of her exceptionally nurturing nature. She was a teacher for a long time with Discovery Schoolhouse, and she loved working with younger kids as much as they adored her. Joanne was also the host for most of her family gatherings. Just about every weekend, the whole family would come around and eat together. While some people have extended family, her husband Jim often joked that Joanne had a “hyper extended” family. She also spent almost 17 years with the Lakeside Family as a member of the concierge staff, helping families on the hardest day of their life.
Joanne was so caring that she put together her own memento for everyone to take, to always remember the immense impact that she made on your life.
Rudnicki, M. Joanne (nee Dillon) June 10, 2018 of Lake View, NY. Beloved wife of James J. Rudnicki; devoted mother of Amy Bennett, Sarah (Eric) Cernak, and Chris Rudnicki; loving gram of Ben, Maddie, Gus, and Meg; daughter of the late Bill and Winifred Dillon; Dear sister of Hon. James (Karen) Dillon, Theresa Dillon-Ciallela, Maureen (Rob) Soris, Rose Dillon, Frank (Donna) Dillon, Katie (Jack) Matte, and the late Bill (Deb) Dillon, late Peggy (Chet) Spoonley, and late infant John Joseph Dillon; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends received on Tuesday from 3 – 7 PM at the LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where prayers will be held Wednesday at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Joanne was a member of the Lake View Home Bureau and several organizations from St. John Paul II, including: Parish Neighbors, Altar and Rosary, Heart to Heart, and the Seniors. Joanne was a compassionate employee of Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. for over 17 years.
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