Jo Ann Porfilio, 69, of Leesburg, FL, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2018. Born June 30, 1948, in Erie, PA, she was the eldest of five children of the late James E. Rodgers and Bernice S. Mitchell Rodgers. She graduated in 1967 from Ft. LeBoeuf High School.
Jo Ann, or “Grandma Jo Po” was a generous, caring woman who loved to laugh. She was loved and adored greatly by family and friends, and the talks and chats will be greatly missed.
Jo Ann married Anthony R. Porfilio on February 23, 1985 and lived in Waterford, PA. They owned and operated a Beauty/Barber Shop, which they sold after many years and moved to Leesburg, FL. She was proud of being a beautician and continued to have a current license.
Besides spending time with her family and friends, Jo Ann enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing cards, shopping and just chatting. She adored her little dog Sassy, they took great care of each other. She will be remembered fondly, for all the wonderful food she cooked, especially the Sauce.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Stephanie E. Williams, a grandson Joshua B. Porfilio and two siblings, James E. Rodgers, Jr., and Peggy Lynn Orton.
Surviving family members include her three daughters – Lori A. Adamson of Hadley, PA, Colleen M. Lord of Baytown, TX, Amy J. McCracken of Leesburg, FL.; also four stepchildren –Cindy Sakuta and husband Kevin, of Jessup, GA, Mark Porfilio of Jessup, GA, Marty Porfilio of Bradenton, FL, Chris Porfilio and husband Eric Evans of Lakeside, CA.
Other family members include two brothers- Gerald and Stephen Rodgers, 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Viewing will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Beyers Funeral Home, 1123 W. Main St. Leesburg, FL from 5p.m. - 7p.m. Services will follow immediately after.
Arrangements are entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL. Condolences may be left at www. beyersfuneralhome.com