Joann M. Gatti (Zemartis)

Date of Death: 
June 4th, 2020

Joann M. Gatti (nee Zemartis) passed away on June 4, 2020 at the age of 75. She was the beloved wife of Anthony J. Gatti, Sr. Loving mother of Anthony J. Gatti, Jr. (Jessica). Dearest JoJo of Madeline, Anna, Angelina and Vincent. Dear sister of Madeline Ciecka and the late Dorothy Wright and Joseph Zemartis. She is also survived by many loving family and friends. Joann was a longtime x-ray tech at Shriner’s Hospital. She was also an avid reader and painter and always enjoyed fishing in Florida with her family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 9:30 to 10:30am at Oru Lady of Consolation Church, Tulip St. and Princeton Avenue. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made at this time to either Our Lady of Consolation Church or Shriner’s Hospital for Children at

Memories and Condolences

Honored to have worked with Joann at Shriners Hospitals. She had a heart of gold and loved every child. Always had a smile and never said no to any coworkers, patients and families; always going the extra mile. Will miss our friendship, excellent baking surprises she always brought us and special palm crosses. ❤️
Our family has lost a wonderful sister, whom we will forever miss. My dear sister, Joann, was not only an incredible woman, but an important member of our family. Joann was not only kind, always greeting everyone with a smile, but never complained, even when the cancer was wrecking her body. I have so many wonderful memories of Joann and our siblings growing up together. God bless you and rest your soul. Your Loving Sister, Madeline
I was so very sad to hear of my Aunt Joann passing away. She was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. It seemed like she was always busy doing things for other people. She wii surely be missed by all her family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Anthony I was sorry to hear of Joann's Passing. IU will keep her in my prayers. God bless you and your Family.
Anthony Sr. And family, My sincere condolences in your time of deep loss. Joanne was a beautiful human being. She always made me feel welcome. She had a good heart and I will miss her dearly. You are all in my prayers. May she rest in peace.
I will miss my Aunt Joann. She was a very special person in my life. I shared many childhood memories with her. I know there really isn’t much I can do or say to Ease the pain . My awesome godmother is gone. I am heart broken. My mom told me the other night and I stood sad and stunned. I then went out on my deck with a Stella and (figuratively) had a beer with her. Remembering some of our conversations, the times I was at your house before Christmases, the time I was ready to fly to Florida and i hear her voice on the plane (Danny! what are you doing on here), all the birthday cards (she was always so generous). I would wait for her card and Uncle Joes card all the time. She was my godmother and my favorite aunt and I am going to miss her dearly. If there is anything I can do. Don’t hesitate to ask. She is now in heaven with God. -Dan
Aunt Joann shall forever be missed, and the memories of her shall always be held in the highest regard for all that knew her. Aunt Joann had one of the kindest hearts, and we were fortunate enough to get to know her, and receive her exceptional love. Aunt Joann always had an optimistic and caring presence, worrying about others more than herself. We were blessed to have Aunt Joann in our lives, and will never forget her smile or kind words. We have the baseball Aunt Joann gave Mia for her sixteenth birthday still on display almost a decade later, a little reminder of Aunt Joann’s thoughtfulness and love. We believe Morrie Schwartz’s simple words reign true, especially in regards to an exceptional woman such as Aunt Joann: “Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.” Love Always, Mary & Mia

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