OSWEGO, NY – Joanne M. Parker, 54, a resident of County Route 57, Scriba, passed away on Monday March 16, 2015, at Upstate Hospital, Syracuse.
Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Mary Elizabeth (Grosvent) Parker.
She was employed at Price Chopper for more than 30 years.
She was active in many animal rescues and co-founder of Harbor Hounds Greyhounds Rescue and Adoption.
She loved dogs and was a mentor to many dog adopters.
She was an instructor at the YMCA aqua program.
Surviving are her three sisters, Bettie Louise Segal of Clarence, NY, Linda Hannock and Barbara Snell, both of Oswego; her nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Segal, Stacey Palermo, Brent (Kristin) Hannock and Melanee Hannock; several nieces, nephew and cousins.
Calling hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an animal rescue of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com