Giovanna M. Bona, of Amherst, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a lengthy illness. She was 44.
She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and gerontology at Canisius College.
She worked as a behavioral health technician for Transitional Services for two years until her illness.
Ms. Bona was an active member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and CYO. She was also a member of the Canisius College Alumni Association.
She is survived by her father, Dr. Nicholas, and a brother Dr. Joseph.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court at Maple Road, Amherst, after prayers at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.