Monday, February 26, 2024

Jovanna (Joanne) C. Molin, 93

Wellsville, NY – Jovanna (Joanne) C. Molin, 93, of River Road Wellsville, NY passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Highland Park Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. Born August 31, 1930, she was the daughter of Bort and Mary (Corte Colo) Molin.

Joanne was raised in Wellsville and was a 1950 graduate of Wellsville High School.  She was formerly employed at Alfred State College Food Service, Giant Food Mart, Bolivar Road Rehabilitation, Air Pre-Heater (Alstom) Wellsville, and National Fuel Gas.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and in early days taught CCD (Religious Education) classes. Joanne was also a member of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, Mercy Associates, and BPOE #1495 (Elks Club).

She was known for her cooking and catering. Thru the years, she catered numerous dinners,weddings, Knights of Columbus monthly dinners, Father Bill Brown Mission Club dinners, for his mission in Peru, and countless pies, cakes, and pasta for friends and family. Joanne was a strong, independent woman with a heart of gold and proud of her Italian heritage. She became the matriarch of the family and had a loving and emotional bond with her many nieces and nephews after her many siblings passed.  In the last few years, her nieces and nephews were of great assistant to her, and she loved her time with them.  

She is survived by a sister, Mary (Gene) Wilson, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters, Helena Geracci, Virginia Blasdell, Flora Molin, and Rosa (Rose) Trask; and four brothers, Leo, Florio, Orlando (Peter), and Bruno Molin. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 6 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. There will be no prior visitation.Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to BPOE Elks Scholarship Fund, the Hart Comfort House. or any charity of the donor’s choice.  To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Laurie Goodridge RothhausFebruary 26, 2024 at 8:19 PM

    Joanne was a forever friend of my mother Anne. Her laugh was contagious and her heart was generous and full of love. We are grateful that she was a part of our childhood. My heart ached when my sister let us know she passed.
    Rest in peace sweet lady.♥️

  2. Joanne was such a character and I enjoyed time spent with her. She always had a good story to tell. Rest in peace Joanne.

  3. Joanne definitely knew her way around the kitchen’ She also had some spare time and LOVED to go to the CASINO !!! Relaxing in the tilt back chair at her favorite machine stating that “it’s going to pay off real soon!”.
    Rest peacefully in the arms of your loving God because He is the biggest and BEST pay off you can get!!

  4. Joanne was a great friend to our family and one of my mother, Mary's, best friends. Her cooking was great, she had a tremendous sense of humor and will be greatly missed. Eternal rest grant to her Oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her.

  5. Joanne was a great friend of our family and one of my mom's best friends. Her cooking was fantastic and she had a great sense of humor. She made me smile and laugh every time I saw her. God rest your soul Gina Molina and may perpetual light shine upon you.