Joan Giancola

COLUMBIANA — Joan M. Giancola, 80, of Columbiana, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth’s Youngstown Hospital.

She was born August 2, 1938 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Grant and Dorothy Hall Gillespie.

She was a 1956 High School graduate and employed as a secretary for 25 years at Sainato Motors in Warren retiring in 2000. Joan was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Columbiana, enjoyed golfing, playing cards, Hospice volunteer, and a volunteer for The V.A. in Asheville, North Carolina.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Angelo Giancola, whom she married May 2, 2002, and a sister, Nancy Shaw and her husband, Matt of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Private funeral services have been held.

Arrangements have been handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can light a candle, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences at