August 20, 1925 ~ March 23, 2019

Born in: Trafford, PA
Resided in: Lakewood, CO

Johanna Bianchi Egidi

Born: Trafford, PA, August 20, 1925

Died: Denver, CO, March 23, 2019

Johanna was born to Italian-Catholic immigrant parents in 1925. They resided in the Pittsburgh area. From age 9, Johanna dreamed of being a nurse. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in Pittsburgh. During WWII, Johanna trained in the Cadet Nurse Corps. The war ended before she graduated, but she held that being part of the Corps as one of her greatest accomplishments.

After WWII, Johanna lived in New York City with relatives. While there she met her childhood acquaintance, Vincent Egidi. They fell in love and were married in 1952. They moved to New Jersey and had a son, Philip Vincent in 1955. Vinny was an auto mechanic and Johanna worked as a RN. During this time, Johanna’s brother, Jerry came to live with the Egidi’s. He spent 10 years with them and was like a son to them. Jerry married Marie Bianchi in 1968 and a few years later was the first of the family to migrate to Denver. In 1965, Johanna and Vinny had a second child, Carol Ann. Johanna and Vinny dedicated their years to raising and taking care of our very special Carol. Also, in 1965 Johanna raised a nephew from birth to almost one year of age along with Carol until the family could take him back and raise him themselves. She was truly selfless.

Johanna and Vinny retired and moved to Colorado in 1987 to be near family, many of whom now call Colorado home. Vinny passed in 1995 and Johanna kept taking care of Carol herself and continued to live an active life through her senior years.

Johanna was very active in her later years. She was a tap-dancer until just a couple of years ago. She exercised frequently and loved going to Rockies games. She never missed an opening day game or the last home game of the season until just last year. Johanna traveled the world, sometimes by herself, other times with friends. Johanna was an amazing cook, and many family meals were had at her table. She drove until just a few months ago. Johanna suffered a heart attack over Christmas, and was diagnosed with cancer in January. She was never in pain and was proud of the life she led.

Johanna was loved by her family and her friends. She had no enemies.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Philip, brothers John (Marge), William (Angie), Elizabeth (Ray), and sister Lillian (Philip).

She is survived by her son, Philip Vincent (Tammy), daughter Carol Ann, and granddaughter Laura Elizabeth and grandson Brandon Vincent, her brother Gerald Joseph (Marie), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3;00 – 8:00 PM Monday and Tuesday April 1 and 2nd at Horan & McConaty, 3101 South Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227.

A funeral mass will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 5100 W Evans Ave, Denver, CO followed by burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. A reception will follow at Notre Dame Catholic Church.

Services

Visitation: April 1, 2019 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227


Visitation: April 2, 2019 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227


Funeral Mass: April 3, 2019 10:30 am

Notre Dame Catholic Church
2190 S. Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO 80219


Graveside Service: April 3, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 am

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117
https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp

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  1. What a loss! Such a kind and sweet lady. We all loved Joanna. ❤️
    Sending my deepest condolences to her family.
    Sue Netzel, a Southwest YMCA Tap Sister

  2. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to my colleague Phil Egidi and his family. My condolences, with deepest sympathy.
    U.S. EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

  3. Phil, my deepest condolences to you and your family. She sounded like a remarkable woman and mother. She will live in your heart forever. Take care, my friend.

  4. Phil, I remember your mother and father when they lived in New Milford. Your mother always was nice to me and Beverly. She would always invite us for Christmas Eve dinner when she lived in New Milford. I know that your father was very sad when my father pass-away and took it very hard. So please pass Beverly’s and my deepest condolences to your family and to your uncle Jerry. I will keep your mother and father in my prays.

  5. Oh my, how I/we will miss Joanna. So many luncheons working in the kitchen; so many excursions riding to and from and talking all the way. Seeing her beautiful face with Carol at Mass. I miss her; we have lost a friend.

  6. Johanna was such a beautiful lady with so much love in her heart. I will always remember her and Vinny. Deepest condolences and sympathy to Carol Ann, Phil and their family.

  7. Thank you Aunt Johanna for receiving me in this world. You were always the brightest light, all giving and all loving.

  8. She was a lovely lady of grace and graciousness. She would smile, and that smile would let you know that you were welcomed. I always loved being in her presence. She will be missed by those who loved her and by a world that would be so much better if it had more people like her. Good journey, beautiful Johanna!

  9. Oh, what a lovely lady…seriously one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. She had that gift of making you feel so very special. I hope she knew how very special she was to all of us❤️
    Much love to all the family, Rox

  10. Johanna was a long time member of the Arno Art Club. I remember her as the tap dancer with all the energy and such a sweet, classy and vibrant lady. I just found out at the last Arno meeting that she was very ill. My sincere condolences to her family during this difficult time. It was a joy to have known her.

  11. My dearest friend, Johanna. You were such a role model to me and an inspiration of goodness, love, and faith. I feel a gap in my heart but I also feel your love. I am thankful that the good Lord blessed me with your friendship; I know you are surrounded by the many people that loved you and you loved plus many angels as you were such a special, special person. I already miss you, dear friend, but our love will keep us forever close to each other. My prayers are with you and your dear family whom you loved so much. Con mucho amor!

  12. Heart felt condolences and sympathy to Johanna’s family. She was a neighbor or ours and when she moved from our neighborhood we all missed he very much. I enjoyed having talks and tea with her. I loved her laugh. She was admired in so many ways. Rest in peace Johanna, you will be missed.

  13. I often think about the trip Aunt Johanna and I took to Italy!! We had such a great time. Lots of memories. I will miss her.

  14. To the Egidi family,
    I knew Joanna through our membership in ARNO. She was always so friendly and cheerful. Very beautiful woman! I will miss having her in our club. My condolences to All of you at this time of loss.

  15. Phil, I remember your Mom as a thoughtful, sweet, no-nonsense lady and I’m grateful for having met her. My sympathies to you and her whole loving family. Peace to you, and peaceful rest to her.

  16. Phil nothing in life is as difficult as losing your mom.You have my total sympathy. I wish I would have had the pleasure of meeting her. She sounded like an amazing lady. ❤️

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