Joanna  Pelkey


Joanna Pelkey, 43, of Star Road, passed away Aug. 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Plattsburgh on July 16, 1976, to Alan and Arlene (Finlayson) Thibeau. JoJo graduated from Northern Adirondack Central School in 1994 and later attended Clinton Community College. She married Eugene (PJ) Pelkey Jr., on Sept. 6, 2002, at St. Edmund's church in Ellenburg.
JoJo enjoyed photography, scrapbooking and was an avid reader, but above all else, she loved spending time with her family. JoJo was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who had the ability to remain full of grace and kindness no matter her circumstances. Her sense of humor sustained her and everyone around her. JoJo's warm and gentle smile was contagious and will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband PJ of Ellenburg; her children Darbi Rabideau of Plattsburgh and Andrew Pelkey of Ellenburg; her parents Alan and Arlene Thibeau of Ellenburg; her sisters Melissa (Davy) McDonald of Ellenburg and Shelby Thibeau of Derry, N.H.; her in-laws Eugene and Mary Pelkey Sr. of West Chazy, her sisters-in-law Jessica (Mark) Lamberton of Mooers and April (Paul) Campbell of West Chazy, five nieces and seven nephews, and her loyal companion, Teddy.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rabideau Funeral Home in Ellenburg. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Church in Mooers Forks.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg.
To plant a tree in memory of Joanna Pelkey, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on August 19, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Joanna
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on November 17, 2019.

13 posts

Heather Finlayson Brassard
Sep 04, 2019
I will miss you until my last breath, honey girl. See you soon, Jo. ❤😪
Cecile Guay-Hanfield
Aug 26, 2019
To the family and friends of Johanna,
I was so saddened to hear about Johanna’s passing.
I hope and pray that you will have the strength during this time of loss..
Aug 21, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey.  Send flowers
Pamela Maher
Aug 21, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey by Pamela Maher.  Send flowers
Sally Peryer
Aug 20, 2019
Gene I’m so very sorry for you and your children’s loss. Joanna was such a beautiful woman. Love and prayers for all.
Clay lafountain
Aug 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss. May you Rest In Peace Joanna. Prayers sent to the family.
Phoebe DeCoste
Aug 20, 2019
Serenity Wreath was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey by Phoebe DeCoste.  Send flowers
Barbara Green
Aug 20, 2019
So sorry for your loss thinking of you and your family and the precious life you all lost prayers for everyone
Marc LaDuke
Aug 19, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey by Marc LaDuke.  Send flowers
Tracy McNeil
Aug 19, 2019
Large Basket Garden was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey by Tracy McNeil.  Send flowers
B pelkey
Aug 19, 2019
Heartfelt Memories was purchased for the family of Joanna Pelkey by B pelkey.  Send flowers
Valerie Bell
Aug 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.
Ann Cayea-Witt
Aug 19, 2019
My Sweet cousin Jo-Jo, RIP. Arlene, Alan, Melissa, and Shelby my heart is with you all.