Jo-Ann Mural, 75, of Morrisville, NC, passed away September 22, 2022.
Jo-Ann was born in Brooklyn, NY, to John and Marion Audoire. The oldest of eight children, she grew up in Long Island, NY. After graduating high school, Jo-Ann attended SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY, and graduated with a degree in teaching. She spent many years as a math teacher at faith-based schools in Stottville and Valatie, NY, and as a substitute teacher in the public school system. In more recent years, Jo-Ann assisted with the bookkeeping and many other volunteer roles for the churches she attended in Rensselaer, NY, and Durham, NC.
After college, Jo-Ann got a job as a French teacher near Syracuse, NY, where she met police officer Robert (Bob) Mural through mutual friends. She and Bob married on August 21, 1971. Bob was the love of Jo-Ann's life and with their strong faith as the center, they built a life together in Kinderhook, NY. They had two children - Jeffrey and Bernadette. Jo-Ann lived there until 2014 when she moved to Morrisville, NC, with Jeff, his wife Catherine and their two sons, Alexander and Christopher, and shared a home with them.
Jo-Ann's faith in God and her desire to serve was the guiding force to her life. She spent many years investing in service through teaching at faith-based schools. She was devoted to her church and considered them family. Her church work exemplified her servant's heart.
Her love for her grandchildren was known by all. If you talked to her, she wasted no opportunity to show you photos and share anecdotes. Being a loving, proud and involved Mémé (grandmother) brought joy to her life that she shared with all.
Jo-Ann is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bob.
She is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Catherine) of Morrisville, NC, Bernadette (Brian) Boesch of Maitland, FL; grandchildren, Ian, Alexander, Christopher and Ruby. She is also survived by seven of her siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, 12 noon at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie NY. Following the service our Mom will be laid to rest next to our Dad at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Valatie, NY, as was her wish. Visitation hours will be from 10am to 12 noon prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following charities in memory of Jo-Ann.
? Dorcas Ministries
Dorcas Ministries provides compassionate assistance to area residents to empower people to become stable and self-sufficient.
TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that empowers people with substance use disorders to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care.
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