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“Jim, It was with mixed emotion that we were able to connect with you again after several years. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joanne...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mary and Denny Krusniak - MI

“From All of us at Salon Divino Would like to share our condolences to Jim Triaca and family, Joanne was a wonderful, kind, courageous and generous...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Fran Capezio - Downers Grove, IL

“I have memories of seeing Joanne at family gatherings over the years and always marveled at how upbeat, friendly and positive she was in spite the...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: David Weirick - Kalamazoo, MI

“I was so saddened to learn of Joanne's passing. I have wonderful memories of our team work and friendship starting in the 70's at Sherwood Park...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bev Meredith - Zionsville, IN

“Jiim, I was saddened to learn of Joanne's recent death. She was certainly a "fighter" over the last 20+ years. I am proud to have ridden in several...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Nancy Hoodnagle - Glen Ellyn, IL

“Jim, I only met JoAnne once, at the Cimnet boat trip. I remember simply admiring her as she enjoyed the evening, looking oblivious to her condition....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Iain Wilson - Roselle, IL

JoAnne Triaca of Glen Ellyn, Illinois passed away surrounded by family, on Thursday May 2nd, 2013 at Central DuPage Hospital, after suffering a stroke. She was 71.

JoAnne was born in Owosso, Michigan in 1942 to Marjorie Jean Fillmore and the late William G. Fillmore.

JoAnne enjoyed spending time with her family (especially her grandsons) and friends. She enjoyed traveling to Maryland, Door County, WI and Orlando, FL. She bravely lived with Multiple Sclerosis for more than 20 years. Throughout that time she actively participated in numerous Multiple Sclerosis research studies to help progress the fight against the disease and improve quality of life for herself and others.

JoAnne is survived by her husband James of nearly 49 years, her children Jennifer Anne of Chicago, IL, and Jeffrey Noel and his two sons Nicholas and Nathan of Forest Hill, MD; honorary daughter Patricia Menz of Sammamish, WA; her mother Marjorie Jean of Lisle, IL, her sister Carol and her husband Henry of Des Plaines, IL and her brother-in-law Gary of Gaines, MI.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of JoAnne's life on June 22, 2013 between 2pm and 4pm at the family home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in the name of JoAnne Triaca to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 W. Monroe St. Ste. 900, Chicago, IL 60661. Should you wish to make a memorial donation online, please click on the following link.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 800-622-8358 or