Joan "Joni" Mary Allison, 62, of Bear Rd. North Syracuse passed away Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital with her family by her side. Joni was born in Syracuse to the late Edward and Mary Heintz. She grew up on the North Side and graduated from St. John the Baptist school in 1968. She also resided in East Syracuse for 15 years before moving to North Syracuse in 2011. In addition to working at the Rockwell Plant in Syracuse, Wegmans in Dewitt and Romano Ford, she loved to care for several elderly friends and running errands for them.
Joni was a former member of Blessed Sacrament church in Eastwood and was past president of its Altar Rosary Society. She was currently a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church and enjoyed spending quality time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her two brothers Martin and Paul Heintz as well as a step son John Allison.
Joni is survived by her husband of 18 years George Allison, four children, Jennifer (Gary) Hull of Homer, Karen (Runako Nicholson) Hensinger of E. Syracuse, John (Michele Cullen) Hensinger of E. Syracuse, Kathryn "Katie" (Sean) Canfield of Syracuse; four siblings, David (Jan) Heintz of Crystal Lake IL, Ann (Mike) Arena of Marcellus, Marie (Bill) Kolceski of S. Carolina, Carol (Chuck) O'Brien of Cicero; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 pm at the Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse.Contributions may be made in Joni's memory to either the American Liver Foundation 39 Broadway, Suite 2700 New York, NY 10006 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CNY Chapter 5818 East Molloy Rd. Syracuse, NY 13211.