JoAnne Hudson

April 29, 1958 - July 9, 2018

Age 60, of Silver Springs, died on July 9, 2018

She was born April 29, 1958, daughter of the late Clayborn Hudson and Barbara Gage Boies. She attended Letchworth Central School and graduated in 1976. She worked for BOCES starting in 1978 with disabled children as an Assistant Teacher and became close friends with Roberta DiFranco whom she worked with for over 20 years. JoAnne?s true calling was connecting with the children with the most severe needs and multiple handicaps. She cared for them as if they were her own. She worked 1 or 2 extra jobs at restaurants at night and on the weekends. She would still get to school early looking great. She often did respite care for the children to give the parents a night out. She gave her heart and soul to her work. JoAnne was also an excellent cook and loved to read.

JoAnne is survived by her siblings, Danny Hudson of Chapmansboro, TN, David B. (the late Patricia B.) Hudson of Portageville, Judy L. Hudson of Castile, Cindy (Jeffrey E.) Erickson of Portageville, Paul (Robin) Hudson of Burns, TN, Stephen (Laura Michael) Hudson of Clarksville, TN; her beloved stepdad, Donald Boies of Castile; her beloved stepmom, Della Hudson of McKeown, TN; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14 at 2 pm at East Koy Cemetery, Lamont Rd., Pike. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036 or St. Jude?s Children?s Hospital, 501 St. Jude?s Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Important Dates
July 11, 2018 : Graveside service for JoAnne Hudson at East Koy Cemetery, Lamont Rd., Pike - 3:33 PM

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Jul 10.19 from Roberta DiFranco:

JoAnne was one of the hardest working women I have ever met but she also knew how to have fun. She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her in so many ways. I know what a difference she made for so many children. I wish her peace and happiness as she meets up with her parents. Love you, Jo

Jul 10.19 from Cindy Brown:

Prayers to family.

Jul 10.19 from Kathryn FitzSimmons:

JoAnne was such a beautiful person and friend.  She was my student for 8th grade English, and was a joy to have in class.  I was fortunate to see her later in life, through our mutual friend Roberta.  Her courage and determination was inspiring.  Rest in Peace, JoAnne.

Jul 10.19 from Jean(Lowden) Sullivan:

I am so sorry about JoAnne’s passing. I last saw her and Barb at the Corral just before Barb passed and hadn’t seen JoAnne in many years.  What a bright spot she was so many years ago when I waited on her at the bank.  She would make me laugh and brighten the day just by coming in. I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times, I am sure there were many!!

Jul 10.19 from carla chasey:

Hugs, Hugs, Hugs, to Joannes family!  Jo was one of my BFF"s, soo many great adventures, soo many tears, soo much laughter!  I"ll miss her everyday!  I"d could never ask for a better friend!  RIP Joanne!

Jul 10.19 from John Lapp and Joy:

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of JoAnne. It is very difficult to lose a loved one, especially a sibling. It is a shock
that ripples through the core. Even when we know the end is near for our loved ones, we still can’t really prepare for the final
moment. Know that she is around you always, still giving love and guidance in sometimes imperceptible ways. We send love to you to
help with your healing. Never hesitate to lean on friends and family.  Our deepest sympathies, John and Joy