Joanna P. Loughlin

By Orleans Hub Posted 7 May 2020 at 12:59 pm

Joanna Loughlin

On the evening of May 1, 2020, Joanna Loughlin, a longtime resident of Rock Hill, N.Y., died at the age of 91. The youngest of five children, Joanna was born Oct. 12, 1928 in Dunkirk, N.Y. to parents Joseph Narusczwicz and Sophia Pieczol, who immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in 1917.

She attended the State University of New York at Brockport, where she earned an undergraduate degree in physical education and a master’s degree in health education. Joanna went on to teach junior and senior high school students for more than three decades.

She married John I. Loughlin (deceased 2011) and settled in Medina, where they raised three children. Joanna served on the board of Medina Memorial Hospital and was active in a number of community organizations. She and John moved to Rock Hill in 1990 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Joanna is survived by three sons, John (Darlene) of Menlo Park, Calif., Joseph (Suzanne) of Rock Hill, and James of Manhattan and Rock Hill; her adored grandchildren, Juliette (Robert), Julia and Adam; and beloved sister, Genevieve.

Her grandson, Trevor, predeceased her in 2013.

Joanna was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother; a dedicated teacher, sportswoman, friend and volunteer; a skilled knitter, the best gingerbread cookie maker, and a cat rescuer who loved her life on Treasure Lake.

A memorial Mass will be scheduled following the lifting of Covid restrictions.

Memorials may be made to TARA, The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc.

Arrangements were completed under the direction of VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello, N.Y. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit