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Obituary for Joan M. "Joani" Cunningham

Joan (Joani) M. Cunningham, age 79 of Corning, New York passed away on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Joani was born on November 7th, 1941 in Corning, New York the daughter of the late Joseph and Della Spart. Joani was a graduate of Corning Free Academy. She married Robert Cunningham on April 3rd, 1976. She was employed by Corning Incorporated before her retirement.

She loved being at the casinos. She loved to shop and bake as well as spending Christmas with her family.

Joani is survived by her husband Robert, her two sons, Joseph (Kelly) McUmber of Campbell, NY and Thomas McUmber, of Corning, NY. Her grandchildren, Sarah (Pete) Davidson, Dustin McUmber, Brent (Candice) McUmber and Kyle (Tabatha) McUmber, and six great grandchildren, Ethan, Jack, Lennon, Lucas. Harper, and Elijah. Her sisters Judy (Ken) Jones and Mary (Don) Faulisi, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her daughter in law Kimberly McUmber.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Phillips Funeral Home. A memorial service will immediately follow. Burial will be held privately.

A Celebration of Joani's Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s name may be sent to: Ronald McDonald House, Rochester, NY, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of their choice.