Joann D. Suria, nee Podesta, 69, of Cape Coral, who was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Collinsville, Ill., died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
She was a registered nurse, licensed in both Illinois and Florida. She had worked in nursing for 30 years, having worked at the former St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City. In her younger years she worked with her father at Fairmont Race Track. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Ann Agnes, nee Pelkus, Podesta.
Surviving are her husband, Rafael Suria-Maymi, of Cape Coral, whom she married June 22, 1963; her children, Rafael V. (Denise) Suria of Maryville, Ill., Angela R. Suria of Maryville, Ill., and Ricardo M. (Laura) Suria of Collinsville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Marie Suria, Nicolaus V. Suria, Isabell Ann Suria, and Logan V. Suria; and her sister, Gloria Podesta.
Memorials may be made to Ss. Peter & Paul Church Building Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.herrfuneral.com
Visitation was Thursday, May 31, at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
The funeral was held Friday, June 1, at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Collinsville, Ill., with Father John Beveridge officiating.
Burial was at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Collinsville, Ill.
Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.