Joanna DiPetta. Mom, Hun, Mudder, My Love, these are only a few of the common names that were used for a woman that will always be remembered in our hearts.
On Sunday April 15th, 2012 Joanna DiPetta passed away due to cancer at the age of 52. It was because of her big heart and will that she was able to overcome many surgeries and trials in an effort to overcome this terrible disease. Joanna took place in surgeries that were extremely rare and dangerous. However, throughout all of this she showed nothing but bravery and courage.
She is the epitome of "Mother"; a person who never put herself ahead of anyone else. Her kids came first in every aspect of her life. Everything she did, she did for them. She was without question, the perfect mom. She is the epitome of "Wife"; a person that loved her husband more than anyone in the world. The love that she has left behind to all those she touched will resonate with them throughout the rest of their lives. She set the example for selflessness, dedication, triumph, love, and sacrifice. There is not a person in the world that she did not want to help.
Her children, Michael, Stephanie, and Christopher, have been given the greatest advantage of all in life for having been the recipients of her constant love, support, encouragement, and guidance.
She is dearly missed by her husband, children, family, and all of her friends.
"I am standing upon that foreshore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails in the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!" "Gone where?" "Gone from my sight, that's all." She is just as large in mast and spar and hull as ever she was when she left my side; just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of her destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at that moment when someone at my side says, "There! She's gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!""