Joan Paula Magliocco

May 16, 1954 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Joan Magliocco Obituary

Joan Paula Magliocco (nee Glynn Carlos) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Romano Magliocco, passed away peacefully after a short but valiant battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Health Centre on January 13, 2024, at the age of 69 years.

Joan was born in Galway, Ireland, and was raised by her mother Emily, grandmother Granny Glynn, and her uncle Ger Glynn. She attended Salerno Secondary School where she met some of the greatest friends in her life - many of whom she kept in contact with her whole life. Joan worked in the family business after school - Glynn’s. Joan met her future husband, Romano, when she was 14 years old. Both Joan and Romano grew up on the same street in Galway. They were later married in 1976. Together they had four children and in 1991 they made the difficult decision to leave Ireland and move to Canada for a brighter future. 

Once in Canada, Joan’s very first job was at St. Michael’s Health Centre in housekeeping. Joan later opened her own business, which she owned and operated for over 20 years. Joan lived for her family; her entire world revolved around her children and grandchildren. Joan loved to read, meet her friends for coffee, walk around Henderson Lake, and volunteer with seniors. Joan loved the arts - she loved fashion and Chanel perfumes, going to the cinema, theatre productions, and music. Joan loved to travel to Ireland, Spain, Paris, New York, and Vancouver Island for holidays. Joan had a great Irish wit, and her sense of humour was passed down to her children.

Besides her loving husband of 47 years, Romano, Joan is survived by her daughter, Pierina (Gary) Lissa, her son, Riccardo (Joni) Magliocco, her daughter Gianna Magliocco, her son Paolo Magliocco, and her grandchildren Kaylee, Abbey, and Sadie Lissa, Gianlucca and Elianna Magliocco. Joan is also survived by her beloved sister, Mabel Carlos (niece Fiona and nephew Daniel), brother John Carlos, numerous family members, and close friends.

Joan was predeceased by her mother, Emily Glynn, her aunts Joan McCaffrey and Lolo Glynn, her uncles Gerald and Gabriel Glynn, her father and mother-in-law Lily and Joe Magliocco, sister-in-law Lucia Fitzgerald, and brothers in-law Joe Dunne and Remo Magliocco, and her close friend Elneth Blasco.    

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, January 19, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Prayers will be livestreamed at

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405, 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Tim Boyle, celebrant.

You can find a recording of the Funeral Mass after the service at

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made in honour of Joan Magliocco to St. Michael’s Health Centre by using this link: and choosing Facility St. Michael’s Health Centre - Lethbridge.

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Prayer Service
January 19, 2024

6:00 PM
Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel
610 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J4P3

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Funeral Mass
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church
2405, 12 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1K 0P4


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