Josephine M. "Jodi" (Palanti) Presley

Born: Sat., Mar. 22, 1924
Died: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 PM Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
Location: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church

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Josephine M. “Jodi” Presley, 93, of Hermitage (formerly of Sharpsville), passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 12th, 2017 with her family at her side.  
Josephine was born on March 22nd, 1924 to Joseph and Mary (Rose) Palanti in Farrell, PA. Following the passing of Mr. Joseph Palanti, she was raised by Louis and Mary (Palanti) Gory. She graduated from Sharpsville High School class of 1942. Josephine was a homemaker. On March 24th, 1945, she married the late James E. Presley who passed away May 17th, 2008.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Sharpsville where she was an active member of the choir and helped with catering. She enjoyed cooking, polka dancing, and spending time with her family.
Josephine is survived by her daughter, Patricia (William) Gill of Sharpsville, PA, three sons, James (Melanie) Presley of Erie, PA, Mark (Karen) Presley of Conneaut, OH, Matthew Presley of Sharpsville, PA, sister, Patricia Gardner of Florida, brothers James Gory of Florida, Fred (Noreen) Gory of Atwater, OH, grandchildren, Jan Hren, W. Chris Gill, Julie Mehler, James B. Jason A., Mark A., Adam J., Melissa Kay, Angelina M., Matthew A., and Branko J. Presley. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Alexander, Eli, and Luke Hren, Lauren and George Mehler, Sophia Gill, Mark, Brad, Adam, Marin, Cora, Harrison, Stephen, Madelyn, and Lydia Presley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant twin sister Anita Palanti, and brother Elliot Gory.
Friends may call Friday, December 15th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 Main St. Sharpsville, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 15th, 2017, 12:30 pm at St. Bartholomew R.C. Church, with Very Rev. Richard J. Allen E.V., officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Marys Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in memory of Josephine.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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The Haywoods Rick, Kelly Jacob, and Emma
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
Please take comfort knowing she lived a full fun life. She shared that joy with the people around her. The fun we had at Father Lynches birthday bashes will never be forgotten. Thanks for the dances Jodi. Rest in peace and dance away. you all have my deepest sympathy.

Eleanor Gory
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Buddy and Bobby Gory.

Patty, Jimmy, Mark, and Matt, Bob and I are so sad to learn about your Mom's (our very special Aunt Jodie) passing. Aunt Pat and Uncle Jim, we know how your sadness is mitigated by fond memories of your sister. .Our families hold you in our hearts and know how difficult this time is for you. Aunt Jodie was a second Mom to us. We could run in and out of the the house just like it was ours. Bob and I especially remember the wonderful food she made and those great Christmas family gatherings in Aunt Jodie's and uncle Jim's basement. We also recall how how our Aunt Jodie would try to protect us from Uncle Jim's teasing. Please find some measure of comfort as you recall her love for you and a life well lived. Bobby and Buddy

Ellen Ballance
   Posted Thu December 14, 2017
Patty, Jimmy, Mark & Matt, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Aunt Jodie was not just my aunt, she was also my godmother. I have many special memories of her. I remember once when I was very little, spending the day at her house and she took me for the first time I remember to have a new haircut. Some of my most cherished memories are of the many Christmas Eve family gatherings at her & Uncle Jim's and of the summer cookouts as well. Aunt Jodi kept the family traditions alive and I am grateful for the memories I will always have. I only wish I could be there with you at this sad time, as I know Dad does. I hope you can take comfort in knowing just how much she meant to me, and I think to our entire family.

Marie Peterson
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
I remember so fondly all the bon fires, BBQs and cookouts in your parents and my in-laws back yards. Jim & Jodi were always laughing and enjoying life. I'm sure they are happy to be reunited.

bess osborne mowry
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
patty I am so sorry to read of your loss.Your mom was a very nice lady. talked to her when she would come into the store. again my sympathy to you and your family. bess

Judy Morrin
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
Dear Presley Family,
I was very sorry to hear of Jodi's passing. Due to a previous commitment I was not able to attend her services. I got to know Jodi over the past year since I was privileged to bring her communion at home. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed knowing her for the short time I was in her life. She will be in everyone's thoughts and prayers always. Warmest regards and my sincere sympathy for your loss.

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