Obituary, Jo Ann Diamonti

Jo Ann Diamonti, 78, a longtime area resident, died on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Sharon Health Care Center, Sharon, CT. Jo Ann was a supervisor in the Food Service Department at Wassaic Development Center in Wassaic, NY for many years.

Born on December 17, 1944 in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of late Edward and Eva (Decker) Ackerman. Jo Ann was a former member of the Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary in Wassaic.

Jo Ann is survived by four children, Brian Diamonti and his wife, Kyjuana, of St. Petersburg, FL; Christine Diamonti of Canaan, CT; Patricia Dashner and her companion, Reginald Hough, of Ancram, NY and Melissa Dashner of Dover Plains. She is also survived by three brothers, Thomas Ackerman of Wassaic, NY; Michael Ackerman of Dover Plains, NY and David Ackerman of Kent, CT; a sister, Heidi Short of Illinois; a granddaughter, Marilyn Butts of Amenia, NY and longtime friend, Christopher Cressor of Canaan, CT.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Diamonti; two brothers, Robert and Randy Ackerman and two sisters, Jill Caldarelli and Eva Ackerman.

Graveside services and burial will take place in the spring at Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, NY. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

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Author: Harlem Valley News