Joann D. Mussio
"Momma Moose" 78, of Westmont, died on January 25, 2020 at home. Born December 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, daughter of Frank and Jean (Milewski) Paul. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Dr. John Mussio, brother Thomas Paul, nephew and godson Thomas. Survived by loving children Jennifer, Alexander, Lawrence married to Diane, and Adrian; grandchildren John and Mark; nephews Stephen and Brian Paul and sister in law Diane Paul. She was a graduate of Hallahan High School and Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, where she became a tremendous nurse. Just the best. She and Doc moved to Johnstown in 1970.
She was also unafraid to speak her mind. If she was thinking it then you were probably going to hear it. Devoted wife, mother, aunt, "Mima", and dog mom. Let me tell you, you don't get more devoted than her. Simply tremendous devotion in this woman. She loved entertaining, combining new traditions with old and ensuring that her loved ones were left with good memories. She loved animals, especially her dogs and gorillas. Growing up she would spend hours at the Philly Zoo watching the gorillas. The family joke was that the reincarnation jackpot would be to come back as one of her dogs. Friends received from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at FRANK DUCA FUNERAL HOME, WESTMONT CHAPEL, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Our Mother of Sorrows, Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital at or to the Ellen Fund at in her memory. Condolences may be sent through
Published on January 27, 2020


Send flowers
in memory of Joann
Send flowers

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on April 26, 2020.

Showing 10 of 2 posts

geneva Grossi Rodgers
Jan 29, 2020
Dear Jennifer, Alexander, Lawerence and Adrian.You probably do not remember me, but you 4 and my sons, Damian and Phillip, spent a great deal of time, as youngsters, playing together and sharing birthday parties. After we moved to Toledo, Ohio, when I returned to Johnstown, I always met with your Mom to lunch and recall great stories.
She called me mid-Dec. and I was to return her call this weekend.
You are correct, she told it like it is, but in such a way that you thanked her. She was so kind, compassionate and thoughtful and had an infectious laugh.
Everyone who knew her was drawn to her. Blessings, Geneva Grossi Rodgers
Donna Sawarynski
Jan 28, 2020
To Alex, Lawrence, and Jennifer: I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. Yes, she was a wonderful person with a bigger then life personality! My son Phillip, always spoke highly of her. May she rest in peace and may you take comfort in knowing that she is with our Father in heaven and he and his angles are watching over her, now.