Joan M. Hovan Fannick

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Joan M. Hovan Fannick, 88, passed away peacefully at Mercy Center, Dallas, on Monday, May 14, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Anthony Fannick; brothers, John Hovan, Andrew Hovan I, Andrew Hovan II, Joseph Hovan, Michael Hovan and Robert Hovan; and sisters, Mary Baiz, Anne Lisnak, Elizabeth Hudock, Helen Jarrett, Agnes Clothier, Josephine Reggie, Irene Gorda, Alberta Wawer and Margarite Krogulski.

Born April 23, 1930, in Swoyersville, the daughter of John Hovan and Mary Breka, she graduated from Swoyersville High School, Class of 1948, and Wyoming Valley Hospital in 1951, receiving her RN degree in nursing.

She did private duty nursing for 30 years and staff nursing for 17 years at Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston, retiring from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in 1996.

She was an active member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown.

She is survived by her sons, Anthony J. Fannick and his wife, Anne, Milton; and Attorney Demetrius W. Fannick and his wife, Maryann, Dallas.

She also leaves four grandchildren, Sarah Ireland and her husband, Nicholas, Charleston, S.C.; Alyssa Fannick, New York City; Tony M. Fannick, New York City; and Magdalena Fannick, Dallas; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Ireland and Ethan Ireland; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. The Rev. James J. Paisley will officiate.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 17, 2018