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Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Joan C. (Montagnese) Johnson
Her Family Provided Her With Her Greatest Joy
Age 89
Born: September 29, 1927   Died: August 30, 2017

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Joan C. Johnson, (nee Kukis – a.k.a. Montagnese), age 89, of Sheffield Township, passed away peacefully at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph on the morning of  Wednesday August 30, 2017. Born in Sheffield Township on September 29, 1927, Joan had been a resident of greater Lorain for her entire life; she was a 1942 graduate of Clearview High School.


She began her working career as a loan teller for the Household Finance Company. She later obtained her Ohio Real Estate License and began a successful career as a realtor affiliated with Hunker Real Estate and it successor, Landlord Leasing. In addition, Joan owned a number of homes in the area that she rented independently. She was a long-time member of the Sheffield Township Zoning Board.  


Joan was regarded as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and was well known for her generosity to all. Her family provided her with the greatest joy in  her life.


She attended St. Peter Parish and was a member of the choir there for more than thirty years. She also enjoyed entertaining and was always willing to open her home to family and friends. In her free time she enjoyed playing cards.


Survivors include her sons Daniel F. Montagnese (Dana) of Phoenix, Arizona, Paul V. Montagnese (Tiffany) of Elloree, South Carolina, and Ronald J. Montagnese (Bonnie) residing in Amherst. She also leaves eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and her sister Marian Gow of Sheffield Township.


Joan was preceded in death by her father John Kukis and mother Helen MacKenzie (nee Elgart).







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