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Joann Potts, 60, passed away in her home on December 11, 2022. She was diagnosed with lung cancer that metastasized to her brain on December 6th, 2021. She was devastated by the news. She was too young, too healthy, and too full of life to receive that kind of information. Even with her cancer diagnosis, she quickly returned to work at the end of February. Joann was always a hardworking and determined woman. She did the best she could in the leading months following her diagnosis and worked until the end of August.  

She loved her two children Daniel and Michelle very much and she did her best to be ‘Mom mom’ for her granddaughter, Maylani, right until the end too.

Joann was born in Pequannock, New Jersey on November 27, 1962, to Mary Ann and Donald E. Buglino (deceased). She grew up in Butler with her two brothers Donald E. Buglino and David J. Buglino (deceased). Also surviving, her older brother Donald’s wife Patricia and children Donald, Kerry, and Margaret, and her young brother David’s wife Charla and children Carly, Lindsey, and Nikki. Joann’s husband Leonard Potts (deceased) had three children Lenny, Jason, and Meredith.

Joann left N.J. after she graduated high school and attended West Chester University to become an X-ray tech. She met her husband Leonard (Skip) soon after moving to P.A. They were married on February 4, 1989. Joann and her husband enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake and bowling on the weekends. They had their first child, Daniel, August 26,1989. The following year they had their daughter, Michelle, November 13,1990. Joann loved her children more than anything in this world and always put them before her own needs. She taught them how to be respectful and responsible people who could always count on each other for support.

Lastly, Joann loved her life, and she wouldn’t want to be remembered by what stole it from her. She was head strong and experienced her time here exactly how she wanted and wished the outcome could’ve been different. Joann will always be remembered as “Momma Potts”, she was loved and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held on Friday December 23, 2022 at 11:00am followed by a Prayer Service at 12:00 noon at the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home.

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