Joni O’Brien (Gallipoli), 66, of Orlando, Florida passed away Friday, January 27th surrounded by family. She was born in July 24th 1956 in Paterson, New Jersey to Frank and Josephine Gallipoli (nee Ramia).
Joni settled in Central Florida in the early 90’s after various adventures through the northeast, California, and South Florida. Joni worked on trade shows at the Orange County Convention Center for over 20 years and was a member of the I.A.T.S.E. Local 835 union.
Friends could usually find Joni at the Orena Bar, where everyone knew her name.
Joni is survived by her faithful dog Doofus, her son, Damion, his wife Christina, and her three grandchildren, Gregory, Jordan, and Julia. Joni’s large family includes eight siblings & over 100 nieces and nephews.
Joni was preceded in death by her husband, David O’Brien, her parents, and her oldest brother, Frank (Cheech) Gallipoli.
A celebration of Joni’s life will be held at a later date.
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