Joanne M. Drinane

November 23, 1941 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 78)


On Thursday, November 12, 2020, Joanne (Josie) Drinane, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 78.

Josie was born on November 23, 1941 in New York City to Michael Drinane and Eileen Sugrue. She began her career as a nun with the Community of Notre Dame, serving others through education. She then continued that throughout her life by working as a social worker in New York City schools for 25 years.

Family was the most important thing to Josie.  On June 1st, 2014 she married Patricia Lancaster, her partner of more than 40 years.  Together they raised their son, Jeremy Lancaster.  Patti and Jeremy brought her such joy.

Josie was someone who made us all better people by her love and example.  Her laugh was contagious and seeing her grandson, James, made her smile anew. She will be missed but she will always be with us in so many ways. We were blessed to have her in our lives.  

Josie was preceded in death by her father, Michael, her mother, Eileen, her sister, Bernadette, her sister, Mary and her niece, Kelly.  She is survived by her wife Patricia, her son Jeremy and his wife Rebecca, her grandson James, her sisters Eileen and Monica, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2PM to 5PM at Coffey Funeral Home where services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM.

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November 17, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coffey Funeral Home
91 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Funeral Service
November 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Coffey Funeral Home
91 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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