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Jo Ann Trupiano
  • Passed away on February 25, 2020

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A Celebration and a witness to the life and resurrection of Jo Ann Adams Trupiano

Jo Ann Adams Trupiano passed away quietly in her home, surrounded by family, on February 25, 2020, after a brief illness.  Jo Ann was born on September 28, 1933, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Walter and Irene Adams. Jo Ann was the second of three children. Jo Ann grew up in St. Louis and attended Beaumont High School. She met and married Andrew G. Trupiano on April 8, 1950. Andy and Jo Ann would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this April. Andy and Jo Ann established their home in Florissant, Missouri, where they raised their four children. Jo Ann was the bookkeeper for Andy’s Shell Station in Jennings, Missouri.  In 1981, Andy and Jo Ann moved from Florissant to Lake St. Louis, MO, where they opened The O’Fallon Midas, where Jo Ann was the bookkeeper.  They retired to The Villages in September of 2004.

Jo Ann was an avid bridge player, bowler, and golfer. During her lifetime, Jo Ann accumulated 11 certified hole-in-ones. She was also a gifted musician, playing the organ for St. Dismas Catholic Church in Florissant for 30 years, this was the true love of her life. Jo Ann played the organ for many weddings and other church services and was honored to play at the St. Louis Cathedral. At 51, Jo Ann battled ovarian cancer. She lost the feeling in her hands and feet due to neuropathy and could no longer play the organ.  Upon retiring to The Villages, she served God by becoming a Eucharistic Minister for St. Timothy’s Catholic Church of Lady Lake. She also made rosaries for the church Missionaries.  During the hot Florida summers, Jo Ann took art classes at The Villages Lifelong Learning College where she fell in love with charcoal and colored pencils as her favorite mediums.

Jo Ann loved God and His Church above all things, and then her family and parents. Jo Ann loved the beauty of God’s world.  She loved to make people happy and was the life of every party—playing the piano and getting everyone to sing along.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Andrew G. Trupiano and her four children: Christine (Lenny) Marlo of Ballwin, MO,  Jacalyn (Dave) Peters of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Robert (Kimberly Watkins) Trupiano of Wentzville, MO, and Patricia (Matt) Sass of Hastings, NE. Jo Ann is survived by 11 grandchildren {Thomas (Liezl) Moss, Jennifer (Mike) Sullivan, Matt Moss, Brian (Kellye) Peters, Jodi (Javon) Collins, Philip Marlo, Nathanael, Noah and Dorielle Sass, David and Maria (Sandy) Trupiano}, 14 great grandchildren (Sydney and Brendan Moss, Jaden, Jace and Juliet Collins; Mason and Cole Peters; Fatima, Petra, Antonina, Michael, Sophia, Maria, and Angelina Sullivan) and one great-great grandchild, Dallas Moss. Jo Ann is also survived by her sister, Ruth Newman, St. Louis, MO, and her brother, Roy (Sharon) Adams, St. Louis, MO.

Jo Ann’s funeral mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place in Lady Lake, Florida, 32159. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, Florida, 32162 or to St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, Florida, 32159.


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  1. 10 Mar 2020
    Kathy Wilson says:
    Sending love and prayers to all the family at this sad, yet joyous time for JoAnn! Please give your Dad a hug for me! Love, Kathy (Bradt) Wilson

  2. 07 Mar 2020
    Denise says:
    Beautiful tribute to an incredible life. Now the real fun begins in eternity! Love, sympathy and prayers for the entire family, especially Mr. Trupiano.

  3. 06 Mar 2020
    Bob Cento says:
    I offer my condolences for Mrs. Trupiano's family. I pray that God covers you all in his comfort and peace during this time. I have no doubt she is dancing with Jesus. Hugs and love and prayers for you all, Bob Cento

  4. 06 Mar 2020
    Cathy Fraze says:
    Love, BIG hugs and prayers for comfort for the family.

    Ron and Cathy Fraze

  5. 06 Mar 2020
    Ann Andersen says:
    Sending our deepest sympathies to all of JoAnn's family, know that we are lifting you all in our prayers!

  6. 06 Mar 2020
    Jim Tilley says:
    Jo Ann, so glad you are enjoying Jesus now! Even though I didn't have the privilege of knowing you on this earth, I will meet you in the Blissful Joyous Kingdom! And I will be honored to THANK YOU for the privilege of my being able to be super close to your daughter Jac & son in law Dave: two people who have utterly changed my life thru Jesus.. THANK YOU, Jo Ann. How awesome of our God that in this way, your life could touch mine. Eternally grateful to you! In Him, Jim Tilley

  7. 06 Mar 2020
    Leasha Laster says:
    What a legacy for her children (Jac) and grandchildren! May sweet memories and your faith give you peace. Prayers for you all.

  8. 06 Mar 2020
    Marj Nelson and family says:
    I did not know Mrs Trupiano, but she raised one of my favorite people. Her love of the Lord shines through her daughter Jac. She taught Jac to be a blessing to many people, including me and my family. Thank you, Mrs. Trupiano. You unkowingly touched many lives. Her spirit will live on through those who love her, and I pray we will meet one day in heaven.

    My prayers are going up for all who loved her.

  9. 06 Mar 2020
    Sydney Moss says:
    Rest peacefully sweet angel❤️
    love, Sydney and Dallas

  10. 06 Mar 2020
    Sharon Hyrkas says:
    May sweet memories enfold you and bring comfort to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Don & Sharon HYRKAS

  11. 06 Mar 2020
    Donna Stewart says:
    I so loved your mom. My mom, Gloria Sparks, and Jo Ann were best friends all the way back to grade school. All I remember was pure laughter when they were together. As they got older they talked on the phone all the time.
    I promise they’re reunion in heaven is a beautiful thought I will hang onto until I see them again.
    Rest in peace Jo Ann❤️

  12. 06 Mar 2020
    Katherine says:
    what a lovely commemoration of your mother's Life and legacy. ❤️
    KBUFF

  13. 05 Mar 2020
    Dave and Jac says:
    We love you, MOM. You are in heaven enjoying the eternal party now!

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