Family Login:

Joanne (nee Ricci) DePue

Obituary for Joanne (nee Ricci) DePue

February 19, 2018


Joanne DePue passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and daughters on February 19, 2018 at age 58. Born in Philadelphia, Joanne was the daughter of Gloria (Shetzline) Ricci and the late Joseph Ricci. She resided in North Wales, PA with her beloved husband of 36 years, Ron DePue.

Joanne was the loving mother of Julianne and Jacqueline DePue. She was the dear sister of Susan Moore (Glenn) and Kenneth Ricci (Patrice). She was the dear aunt of Kelli Moore Doyle (Ryan), the late Kristin Moore, Katelyn Moore, Matthew Ricci, Amanda Ricci, Jason Hinchcliff, Michelle Leslie (Patrick), and Ryan Hinchcliff (Chrissy).

Miss Joanne earned her BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and was a dance educator for 36 years. She was the owner of The Dance Place in Chalfont, PA. She was a gifted teacher and choreographer. Over the course of her teaching career, she touched so many lives and "adopted" her students into the TDP family.

Joanne also held an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College. She was a veterinary technician for 38 years having worked at World of Animals (formerly Bethayres Veterinary Hospital) in Huntingdon Valley and Rau Animal Hospital in Jenkintown.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to Joanne's Life Celebration on Saturday, March 3 at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 200 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19401 from 9:30-11:50am followed by her Funeral Service at noon. Interment will be at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne's memory to the Abramson Cancer Center. Checks made payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and sent to:
Katie Dewees Detzel, Penn Medicine Development Office, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104

For online donation:
If donating online, please be sure to put her full name, Joanne DePue, in the "In Memory of First Name: and "In Memory of Last Name" sections.

To share a thought or memory of Joanne, please visit, 610-277-7000.

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

Arrangements By

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number