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Joanne L. Friedman

February 20, 1938 — November 21, 2016

Joanne Louise Friedman, 78, of Bethlehem, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Monday, November 21, 2016. Born in Allentown and raised in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Irma (Szankovics) Edraney. She was the devoted wife of Joseph S. Friedman; they were married 49 years this December. Joanne was employed by Weis Markets and Marshalls for the past 15 years. She previously worked at the Pentagon as a secretary as well as Petrilla Fuel Co. She was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1956, and in 1961 was named Miss Congeniality in the official Miss America Pageant of the Lehigh Valley. She was known for her style, her grace and her beauty. Joanne loved to work, loved her customers and loved her family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Joe; daughters, Holly Jo Friedman Pron and husband Michael of Pottstown, and Jill Ann (Friedman) Clagett of Bethlehem; step-children, Diana Friedman and husband Vern of Corona, CA, and Michael Friedman and wife Kimberly of Fernandina Beach, FL; brother, Joseph Edraney of Bethlehem; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Viewing hours will be held in the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, on Friday, Nov. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow on Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem.

Cemetery
Holy Saviour Cemetery
2575 Linden St.
Bethlehem PA 18017
US

Viewing
Friday, November 25, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
US
610-868-8531

Viewing
Saturday, November 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
US
610-868-8531

Funeral Service
Saturday, November 26, 2016
11:00 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018
US
610-868-8531

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018
US
610-868-8531

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