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Joanne T. Faucette

1932 - 2018
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Faucette, Joanne T. (Nee Torpey) age 85 of Hartford, Wisconsin went home to the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Joanne was born in Allentown, PA on September 8, 1932 to Joseph C. and Anne (nee Flatley) Torpey. She was raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Dormont High School. She went on to earn her nursing degree from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA in 1953. She attended Cardinal Stritch College where she earned her BSM in 1988. Joanne worked as a Registered Nurse for 45 years. She married Ronald G. Faucette on December 10, 1954 when they eloped to Parkland, MD. After raising their six children in Milwaukee, Ron and Joanne retired to Ocala, FL in 1988, where they lived for 18 years. Joanne became involved in the Hospice movement and was a Liaison to HIV/AIDS Groups. Joanne enjoyed water aerobics, reading, acting and needlework. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. Best mother EVER of Deborah (Brian Bishop), Ronald Jr. (Dani), Patricia Raymond (David Cheek), Michael (Ellen), S. Grace Lesage (Bill Bethurum), Renee (Perry Borchardt) and Joseph; proud grandmother of twelve and great-grandmother of seven; Sister of Marie Kwalik of Kansas City, KS; Sister-in-law, Wanda Faucette of Munising, MI. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends and the "Rhinelander Bunch". She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ronald, her parents, Joseph and Anne, step-mother Marie (Gobs) Torpey and Joseph, stillborn son. Mass of Christian Burial for Joanne will be celebrated Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church (264 W. State Street Hartford, WI 53027) with Fr. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Mequon. This is a Celebration of Life. Please wear colorful clothing, NO BLACK. Please laugh, smile, and enjoy the Irish music. In Memory of Joanne, donations to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, at JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 (, or to Saint Kilian's Church or School (428 Forest Street Hartford, WI 53027) are appreciated.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 29, 2018
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