Dr. Joann Frances Fabin Duncan
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Dr. Joann Frances Fabin Duncan, 69, died on Sunday January 29, 2017 in Rock Hill, SC.

Funeral services will be held in Parma, Ohio and a memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill. A reception of family and friends will follow the memorial service at Mrs. Duncan's home in Rock Hill.

A native of Seven Hills, Ohio, Dr. Duncan was the daughter of the late Joseph B. Fabin and the late Julia Drummond Fabin. She was a proud member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill, SC. She loved art, the theater, opera, and Broadway shows as well as spending time with her friends and family.

Joann was an alumna of Ohio State and the University of Minnesota and completed her doctorate in psychology. Her career spanned over 35 years, as she worked tirelessly and selflessly assisting those children with a variety of mental health and other challenges. She spent years developing and supporting South Carolina's state wide system of services for children and adolescents with Autism and other mental health disorders, lending her creativity and wisdom to the children, their families and her staff.

Dr. Duncan is survived by her daughter, Melanie Duncan and her husband, Matthew Capobianco of Charleston, SC; her granddaughters, Veronica and Stella Capobianco; her brother Joseph B. Fabin Jr. and his wife Lisa Fabin and her nephew Timothy Fabin all of Minerva, N.Y.

The family wishes to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Susie Mccleod and Joan Taylor for the care, love, and friendship they gave Joann over many years and all the others that helped her in the last year.

Memorials may be given in her name to Hospice & Community Care Children's Programming, P.O. 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or Saint Mary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 11982, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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Published in The Herald from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15, 2017.
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February 20, 2017
To the families of Jo,may the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and comfort you during this most difficult time.
February 12, 2017
...Jo - what an honor to have had the privilege of working with you over the years. Oh how I appreciated your brilliance, your work ethic, your wisdom, wit and sarcasm LOL! By the way, me and Susie were eating pork rinds behind your back for YEARS - I tried to stop her Jo, but she wouldn't listen to me! I couldn't do anything with her LOL - fun times huh? Such amazing insight - we made an "interesting team"- but I think you understood me better than most - thanks for everything you imparted over the years - so proud to be a friend. Love ya girl -- you're the best.

Steve Sweeney
February 9, 2017
I will always remember Joann's dedication and commitment to children and their families. Special thoughts and prayers are to the family and friends at this very difficult time .
Belinda Brown-McClure
February 3, 2017
JoAnn was always so nice to me. She had a kind & Sweet Spirit. May God Bless her Soul! I feel sure that she is Somewhere in Heaven looking after someone's child/children! RIP! I will be Praying for the Family/Friend....Ms Phyllis Gaither Montague/Family
Phyllis Gaither Montague
February 2, 2017
Joann you were such a special and amazing woman that inspired so many people. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace my friend.
Stephanie Howie
February 2, 2017
I love you
Melanie Duncan
February 2, 2017
It was such an honor getting to know Joann over the past couple of years. A highlight of my day was our long talks about food, life and everything in between. Such a beautiful and caring soul... I'll miss her dearly
Amy McManus
February 2, 2017
Joann I love you very much, I will miss all the good times and talks we had together. You was a great inspiration to me, thank you for everything you have done, may you rest in peace.
Susie Mccleod
February 2, 2017
Above all else Joann was a compassionate and selfless friend.
To be her friend was both an honor and a blessing. My life is all the better for having witnessed such grace. She will reside in my heart always.
Susan Pechon
February 1, 2017
Mrs. Joanne was a beautiful woman inside and out. She always had a inspirational word and a positive outlook on life. She will be missed.
Sonja Mccleod
February 1, 2017
Mrs. Joanne was a beautiful woman inside and out. She always had a positive outlook and a inspirational word for everyone
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