Obituary of Joanna B. Saccone

July 24, 2021

Joanna Saccone, Consummate New Yorker and Political Consultant, Dies Peacefully at her Montauk Residence.

Joanna Saccone, age 69, of Greenwich Village and Montauk, New York, passed away in her sleep on July 24, 2021. Joanna was a proud Villager and staple in New York City politics for more than 45 years. She worked on many important city, state and federal elections, including numerous judicial races. Joanna will be remembered by friends and loved ones for her tremendous generosity of spirit, authenticity, keen intellect, and indefatigable advocacy on behalf of the people and causes that were important to her. With her infectious laughter, razor-sharp wit, vibrant personality, big voice and even bigger heart, Joanna was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was also a beloved mother who is survived by her daughter-in-law, Meredith and her son, Phillip, whom she considered her greatest accomplishment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Hospital Joanna Saccone Memorial Fund. There will be a wake Monday August 2, 2021, 3-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012. The funeral will take place Tuesday August 3, 2021, 10 am at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, NY, NY 10014. Memorial service to follow in the fall.

Funeral Services


August 2, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

August 2, 2021

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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Funeral Service

August 3, 2021

10:00 AM

Our Lady of Pompeii in Greenwich Village

25 Carmine Street

New York, NY 10014

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Joanna was a wonderful friend. We worked together on many judicial races and other political races. She was always upbeat, with a great sense of humor. Her wit and political expertise will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Wilbur Weder - New York, NY - July 30, 2021

Dearest Joanna

You never got to S C but know you will be in my heart forever.
Montauk will never be the same without you Rest easy my friend and say Hi
To Adrienne.

Love and memories

Posted by: Jo Leibfried - Salem, SC - July 31, 2021

How do I write about 35 years of Montauk memories. From dancing at The Memory, to pot luck dinners and everything in between. To the Queen, I miss you, I love you, The Good One

Posted by: Jeanne Turner - Naples, FL - July 31, 2021

My heart is broken. Please accept my deepest condolences. I was so saddened to hear the shocking news of the loss of Joanna. My heart goes out to Phillip, Meredith and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Philip I will always cherish all the precious memories especially the last night, my brother and I spent with you and your Mom comforting us. Love you

Posted by: Karen Nelson - , - August 1, 2021

Dearest Joanna, I cherish your memory dear "Fernanda Wannamiller," the only girl who wore mascara to school with your typical generosity you took us to the Copacabana, after Prom, front stage tables to watch Tom Jones. You made a graceful contribution to Notre Dame École's Class of 1969. You will live forever in my heart. My deepest condolences to those you left behind. I know you will watch over them.

Posted by: Alina Pinelli - , - August 2, 2021

My deepest condolences . May god bless you always.

Posted by: Nelson Aviles - Brooklyn, NY - August 3, 2021

Joanna and I went to St. Joseph's Academy and Notredame together. I went to her Sweet 16 birthday at Ponte's Steakhouse. Knew her parents very well. May she Rest In Peace. She was a wonderful person.

Posted by: Vivian Cardia - Boca Raton, FL - September 8, 2021
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