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Joanne Jokajtys
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Mrs. Joanne “Cookie” Jokajtys, 82, a lifelong resident of Utica and New Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Cookie was born in Utica, NY on November 20, 1934, a daughter of the late Guy J. and Rose Marie (Romanelli) Morreale. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School. Cookie was an executive secretary at General Electric for twenty-five years retiring in 1984. She was the wife of the late Leonard Jokajtys, who passed away on July 25, 1985. Following her retirement, Cookie spent many enjoyable winters at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. For the past year, she resided near her sister at the Wolk Manor in Rochester.

A loving sister and aunt, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Madeline and Charles Schwartz, of Penfield; her sister-in-law, Geraldine “Jerry” Morreale, of New Hartford; and Cookie shared a special bond with her nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, Mark Morreale, David and Angelika Marcus, Leslie Morreale, Matt Morreale, Jeffrey and Kathy Marcus, and Lee Morreale and Diana; as well as Matthew, Miles, Philip, Gaetano, Gabriella, Maddy, and Jacob. Cookie also leaves behind many close and caring friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank D. Morreale.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her final interment services at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum on Tuesday at 1 p.m. There is no visitation. In Memory of Cookie, please consider your own favorite charity.
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My deepest sympathy to the Morreale family on the passing of dear "Cookie". She was a dear friend and will be missed deeply. May she Rest In Peace.

Written by Rosalie Ferraro
2017-07-22 12:52:09 PM

My sincere condolences to Cookie's family on her passing. She was a great friend who will be missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

Written by Carol Longo
2017-07-22 2:20:50 PM