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Joanne “Jo” M. Ringer


Joanne “Jo” Ringer was just 39 years old when she went missing last March. Her remains were found on February 27th, 2018 in Hatfield, MA. Jo was a beautiful person with an infectious smile that could light up any room. She was a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend to all, and now, she will forever be at peace. 

She was born in Northampton on January 15, 1978 to the late Robert J. Ringer Sr. and Joan (Pelkey) Ringer. She had attended Easthampton schools and had worked several various jobs, most recently being a model representing Haymond Law Firm at motorcycle and car events.

Jo was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding hers. She claimed she would never ride on the back of one, because she had to be the driver. Jo could do just about anything; even repairing her dune buggy. She enjoyed scanning different antique shops and shows trying to find that one special treasure. She absolutely loved scrapbooking, and thoroughly enjoyed putting the books together with pictures of friends and family. Jo enjoyed the beach on a warm summer day with her toes in the sand but would never step foot in the ocean. But, most of all, which she held close to her heart was the time she spent with her friends and family. In everybody’s heart she will always stay loved and remembered every day.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter; Savanah Ringer, her mother; Joan, her brothers; Robert Jr. and Joseph, all of Easthampton. Her cherished dogs; Blu and Fuko, and several Uncles, Aunts, cousins, and friends.

Besides her father; Robert Sr., she was also predeceased by her infant daughter; Skylar.

The family appreciates your thoughts, prayers and condolences as they are comforting at this very difficult time.

Calling hours will be Saturday March 17th, 2018 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Drozdal Funeral Home, 120 Damon Rd., Northampton, MA.

In lieu of flowers; donations may be made in Jo’s memory to: Safe Passage, 43 Center Street Suite 304, Northampton, MA 01060, www.safepass.org, Dakin Humane Society, PO Box 6307, Springfield, MA 01101, www.dakinhumane.org., or Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue, C/o Michael Comeau, 16 Newark St Adams, MA 01220. www.bmsar.org