JoAnne M. Ritter

JoAnne M. Ritter (Schnaufer), a lifelong resident of Pembroke, N.Y., passed away peacefully under hospice care, with her loving husband by her side on Nov. 18, 2020, after a grueling battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 59.

JoAnne was born in Virginia on Jan. 3, 1961. She graduated college with a degree in accounting and went to work for 26 years at Cameron Compression. On Oct. 15, 1983, she married John J. Ritter, Jr., and welcomed her only child.

JoAnne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her daughter play softball and all the activities she was involved in. Aside from her family, she loved Disney, animals, Christmas and was an avid Yankee fan.

JoAnne is survived by her husband of 37 years, John J. Ritter, Jr.; her daughter, Jennifer (Bruce) Pritchett; her grandchildren, Ethan and Rebecca; her parents, Kenneth and Mary Ann (Hennekey) Schnaufer; her siblings, Patricia Schnaufer, Robert (Tonya) Schnaufer and Andrew (Karen) Schnaufer of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. JoAnne was predeceased by her granddaughter, Helen.

Family and friends may call Sunday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church Hall, 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon, following the calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with medical expenses.

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