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Joan C. Faughnan, 81, of Melbourne died peacefully at a local assisted living facility surrounded by her family. A native of New York City, New York, she came to Florida in 1986 and to Brevard County in 2011 from Hobe Sound, FL.
She had been a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and had always loved to golf, play tennis and bridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Tony) Cook of Cocoa Beach; sons, Andrew J. of Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paul F. (Marie) of County Clare, Ireland; grandchildren, Jack, Thomas and Conor; and many extended family and friends who will all miss her.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne.
For friends who wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation in honor of the Sonata Wellness Center Team (4676 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935) or Vitas Hospice (4450 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934) in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to thank everyone at Sonata and Vitas Hospice for giving Joan dignity, compassion and love.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 15 to June 17, 2013