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Joanne P. Mackin, 74, of Shenango Township, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at her residence.
Born on Aug. 29, 1943, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Joseph P. Sr. and Gertrude Ross Valiensi.
Surviving at home is her husband of 15 years, Thomas Mackin, whom she married in 2002.
Joanne had worked in customer service and sales for Kmart and Lowe's before retiring from Samsonite Luggage Outlet.
She was a member of the Catholic faith.
In addition to her husband, Joanne is survived by her children, Julie Wood and husband, Alan, and Matthew Mercer, all of Auburn, Ohio, and Brian Mercer and wife, Stephanie, of Boardman, Ohio; brother, James Valiensi of New Castle; sisters, Marlene Clark and Mary Ann Sniezek, both of New Castle; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Valiensi Jr.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
Blessing services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on January 23, 2018
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