Joan FarnhamMarch 23,2013Joan Farnham
LARGO, Fla. — Joan Farnham (nee Hitzel), age 90, died peacefully in her home on March 19, 2013.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Farnham Jr. and her daughter, Fabian Shapiro.
Born in New Jersey, raised and educated in Vermont, she is survived by her daughters, Sheridan Farnham Snell (Richard) and Cassandra Farnham Gaenger (Paul); and her sons, Charles Farnham III (Kathleen) and Seward J. Farnham (Caris); also by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Joan was a teacher in the Schenectady, N.Y., public school system. She was an accomplished artist and a world traveler.
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Jerome’s Church on Hamlin Boulevard, Largo, Florida, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Salvation Army or the A.S.P.C.A.
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