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Graveside Service

Ascension Worship Site, St. Philips Parish
Monday June 19th, 2017

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Joanne Quinn-Smith


Quinn Smith

Joanne (LaMonica)



Joanne Quinn Smith (LaMonica), beloved, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  Joanne Quinn Smith (67) was a woman filled with an  irrepressible spirit of enthusiasm and zest for  life.  She had courageously fought a battle with Cancer for 3 years and was with those she loved when she passed away.  Joanne is survived by her two dearly loved sons, Dean Quinn,(Angel) and Joseph “Buddy” Smith III, (Lauren)  Grandson, Evan Quinn, (Evva) Granddaughter Anayah Thomas,  Great Grandsons, Jasper, Jacob, Anthony and Caiden Quinn.  Beloved sister of Charles LaMonica Jr  and Joseph LaMonica.  Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Bud” Smith, sister Teresa LaMonica and parents Mary and Charles LaMonica.  Joanne is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Joanne’s was an award winning entrepreneur, author, and podcaster.  She owned Dreamweaver Marketing and was the publisher of Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine and host of podcasts, Positively Pittsburgh Live and the Techno Granny Show.   Joanne was recognized in 2009 by the US SBA as the  National Small Business Journalist of the Year for her efforts in promoting  small business.   A strong supporter of women business owners she was President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO from 2006-2008 and continued to serve as an advisor and mentor to many. 

Family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 PM SUNDAY at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM MONDAY at Ascension Roman Catholic Worship Site, St. Philip Parish.

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Thank you Joanne, for being a leader, inspiration, and mentor to so many women in business. You touched and encouraged so many women within WSBA and Pittsburgh. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends, and we have comfort in knowing that you know longer suffer. Rest in peace my friend.

Susan Miller & WSBA Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

I was shocked to find out about Joanne's passing. Although I haven't seen her in a number of years, I always enjoyed reading her Facebook posts and felt connected to her that way. Please accept my condolences. I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

Colleen Terry Jun 18 2017 12:00 AM

It was a surprise to hear of your passing. Glad that our paths crossed numerous times and that we got a chance to do some events together. You were a great friend and mentor. God Bless and I am sure our paths will again cross.

Bruce W Conley Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM

Joe, Patti, and Family,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I hope you find comfort in knowing that Joanne is now at peace, and is at home with God.

Tracey L Blough Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

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My sincerest condolences on your loss. Best Wishes and Love, Brother. Andrew H. DiPanfilo

Expression of Sympathy Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

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Joanne was so supportive to me in my humble beginning! She was a member and huge supporter of my No BS Marketing Meeting, my VIP group and an active member and mentor of my Mastermind group. I admired her and her drive. She was resilient and was always supportive and helpful to any one who asked. I'll miss her. My deepest sympathies to her family. RIP Joanne.

Becky Auer Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Rest peacefully, my beloved sister...

Joe LaMonica Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM