JoAnn Lawler died of natural causes on Sunday (April 22, 2018) in Clifton Springs, New York.
A celebration of JoAnn’s life will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seneca Lake Terrace, 3670 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, New York 14456, denoting Activity Fund/JoAnn Lawler in the notation section of the check.
She was born October 24, 1930 to Mabel and John McCarty (deceased). She attended school in Fort Edward, New York, where she met her beloved husband John T. Lawler (deceased). Shortly after marrying, JoAnn and John moved to Monticello, New York where they raised their family. Both JoAnn and John worked as educational professionals at Monticello Central School District. JoAnn spent countless hours in the classroom devoted to helping struggling students become proficient readers. Several years after retiring, JoAnn and John moved to Canandaigua, New York. JoAnn’s lived her final three years as a resident of Seneca Terrace, where she very quickly earned the nickname Smiley!
JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Jill Ann Fogel of Naples, Florida; her sons COL (Ret) Kelly Lawler of Midlothian, Virginia, and Kevin Lawler of Wrentham, Massachusetts; son-in-law, Robert Fogel; and daughters-in-law Mary Lawler and Barbara Lawler; seven grandchildren Meghan Lawler of Durham, North Carolina, Jonathan Lawler, Grace Lawler and Shannon Lawler of Midlothian, Virginia, Kristin and Erin Lawler of Wrentham, Massachusetts, and Kerry Lawler of Benson, Vermont; she is also survived by one of her six siblings, Joseph McCarty of Fort Edward, New York and his wife Gladys McCarty.
She was predeceased by her son, John (Jay) Lawler; and daughter-in-law, Sonya Lawler.