RENSSELAER - Johanna T."Joan" Giordano, 84, of Rensselaer, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, from complications following a tragic fire. Johanna was born February 2, 1938, in Troy, New York, a twin daughter one of 14 children to John and Anna Mary (O'Mally) McMahon. Joan worked at AT&T for many years prior to the birth of her children. After raising them, she went to work for Norton Company, and then went on to work as an accounts receivable clerk for Albany Mack Truck Sales for many years before retiring. Joan loved gardening, traveling with her husband, reading, and loved working with the children at Genet School (where they referred to her as Nana G), volunteering at St Michaels Church, and spending time with her huge family.
Joan was the beloved wife of 50 years to the late James Robert (Bob) Giordano; mother of James (Sandy) Giordano of East Greenbush and the late Christopher Giordano; grandmother of Jared and Matthew Giordano, Loni Addison, and Taylor Cislo-Giordano; she was the proud sister of 13 Siblings; , Michael (Ellen) McMahon, Noreen (Thomas Charette) McMahon and Shelia and the late(Timothy) McKeon and the late Catherine (Wayne) “Pete” Andrews, Mary (Henry) Viepert, Margaret (Donald) Blais, John (Delores) and Grace McMahon, Constance (Richard) Spens, James McMahon, Joseph McMahon, Anna Francis Reinonehl, Edmound McMahon. Agnes Barbalace. Joan is also survived by brothers and sisters in law William Reinonehl, Barbara McMahon, Arthur Kling, Patricia McMahon, Elaine McMahon, Philip J. (Kathryn) Giordano, Rebecca Anne Grobecker, Richard (Mary) Giordano, Mary Anne Ryan, Anthony (Donna) Giordano and the late Joan Ann (James) “Snap” Connell, Harry W. King, Robert A. Grobecker, and Timothy Ryan. Joan is also survived by 61 nieces & nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours Thursday evening 3-7 at the Rockefeller funeral home 165 Columbia Tpk Rensselaer. Family and friends are also invited to the funeral services Starting at 9 o'clock Friday morning at the funeral home and then a 10 o’clock Mass of Christian Death and Burial at Saint Michael’s the Archangel Roman Catholic Church 175 Williams Rd Troy, NY The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the amazing staff at the Upstate University Burn Unit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Johanna’s name to a charity of the donor's choice.