Joanne Roberta Thorp

Joanne Roberta Thorp of The Villages, Fla., passed away March 7, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., April 29, 1937, to Carroll and Elizabeth Klomp Hussey. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John George Hussey; and her husband, Edward Norton Thorp, whom she married Oct. 27, 1956, in Sinclairville, N.Y., and passed away Feb. 12, 2011.

Joanne is survived by three sons: Craig (Wendy) of Homestead, Fla., Brian of Aurora, Colo., and Kevin, of Baxley, Ga.; three grandchildren: Joanna, Zachary and Zeke. Also surviving is a niece, Kim (Darrryl) Jamison; and two nephews: Bob (Teresa), and Mark (Joyce) Hussey, who included Joanne in their life after Ed’s death.

Joanne and Ed lived in Cassadaga, N.Y., until 1990, moving to Bellingham, Wash., and retired to Florida.

Joanne was very talented in many ways, including quilting, needlework, crafting, oil/watercolor and china painting, and was an excellent cook, all of which she shared with family and friends. She and Ed hosted many family gatherings, and their home was always open to snowbird family and friends. They both enjoyed golfing and time with family, friends, and neighbors in Western New York, Bellingham and Florida.

A memorial service was held March 10, at the Mulberry Center, in The Villages, Mike Whitfield, officiated. A memorial service and internment will be in Stockton, N.Y., July 5. Details later.

The family requests memorials be made to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, in Joanne’s name.