CIONNI, Joseph Dominic M.D., age 82, died peacefully at home with his family on Feb. 2, 2012.
He is preceded in death by his father, Antonio, in 1980 and his mother, Maria, in 1946 his brother, Dominic, in 1950 and his sister, Marina, in 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his children, Anthony (Cathy), Mary Jane, Robert, David (Diane), Sandra and Laura; his grandchildren, Morgan (Melissa), Joseph, Douglas (Karen), Meghan, Jonah, Christopher, Michael and Steven and his great grandchild, Harper; his brother, Raymond (Donna) and sister, Lillian (Tom) and his stepmother ,Theresa Cionni.
Joseph was born in Italy in 1929 and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He gave his impression of life in America as follows: "Nowhere else in the world does a person have the opportunity to do whatever he chooses. In this country a person is able to make his life into whatever he wants it to be. There are no limits, except those imposed by himself."
Joseph spent the majority of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked as a pediatrician for 21 years.
A devoted husband and father and avid outdoorsman, his greatest loves were his wife, Peggy, from whom he was inseparable and to whom he was married for 56 years, his entire family, especially his "angel" daughter Laura, and the woods, fields and hills he hiked over every fall with Peggy, his favorite hunting partner.
Joseph lived life to the fullest, was greatly loved and admired and will be deeply missed.
Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Bereavement Fund (Helps with burial of individuals with disabilities who have no insurance and no families) ARC of Butler County, c/o Darlene Vincent 87 Tollbridge Ct. West Chester, Ohio 45069 or Friends of Citizens with Disabilities, Butler County Developmental Disabilities, 1910 Fairgrove Ave. Hamilton, Ohio 45011.
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