Jo Ann was a professional dedicated to the health of women and families with a special commitment to underserved communities. She was known for her quick smile, sense of humor and for kindness and patience in even the most demanding situations. She loved her morning coffee on the shady back deck of her home watching the birds at the bird feeder and listening to music. Her latest achievement was as beloved grandmother to her granddaughters, Helen and Maeve.
Jo Ann will be truly missed by her loving children; Marcella R. Eckels and her husband John P. O'Connell of Brooklyn, New York, John C. Eckels of Burlington, Vermont and James J. Eckels of Los Angeles, California, twin granddaughters; Helen and Maeve O'Connell, both of Brooklyn, New York and cousins; Wm. Peter McCulloch and Fred See, both of Duluth, Minnesota and Henry See of North Carolina.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral service for James and Jo Ann will be celebrated in the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, on Saturday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, August 24th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in James and Jo Ann’s memory may be made to the National Audubon Society or the Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.