Joree R. Tavano

Sept. 12, 1948 - Dec. 28, 2021



     No Visitation


Funeral Services:

     No Funeral Services


may be made to:

     Clarksville Ambulance Service
     P.O. Box 132
     West Clarksville, NY 14786

     Allegany County Cancer
     c/o Lori Ballengee
     100 S Highland Ave.
     Wellsville, NY 14895

Joree R. Tavano
Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother
Joree R. Tavano, 73, of 2906 Rte. 305 West Clarksville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at home.

Born on September 12, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Milton and Bernice Ruth Mason. On April 20, 1979, in Lewiston, she married Joseph F. Tavano, who survives.

Joree grew up in Milwaukee and later moved to Florida where she met Joe, and in 1978 they both returned to New York. In 1981, she and her husband moved to West Clarksville. She had been employed as a nurse’s aide at Cuba Memorial Hospital, The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and also at the Allegany Nursing Home. Then in 1992, she and husband purchased the store in West Clarksville and owned and operated Sloppy Joe’s Deli for 27 years retiring in 2019.

She enjoyed crafts, displaying her large Christmas village collection, and was and avid Facebook user which allowed her to stay connected to friends and family near and far on a daily basis. She was a caring person who always ended messages with “love, hugs, and prayers” for anyone in need.

She was a member of the West Clarksville Baptist Church and a member of Obi Community Church’s prayer groups. She also enjoyed connecting with family and friends in the Sloppy Joe’s Breakfast Club.

In addition to her husband Joe, she is survived by her children, Darrell (Amy) Neal of West Clarksville, Michael Askey of Philipsburg, PA, Brian (Tina) Askey of Philipsburg, PA, Daniel (Denise) Tavano of West Clarksville, David (Deidre) Tavano of Olean and Darrin Tavano of California; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son Dominic Tavano on August 26, 1985.

At Joree’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services at this time.

Memorials may be made to the Clarksville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 132 West Clarksville, NY 14786, or to the Allegany County Cancer Services, c/o Lori Ballengee, 100 S Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.





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