Joan C. Faughnan

July 7, 1931June 13, 2013

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. During the time she was making her home in Astoria, New York, she met her husband Francis (Frank) John Faughnan and they were married in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church there in Astoria in 1960. Joan and Frank resided at Eagle Wood Golf Club in Hobe Sound and loved to travel. Frank went before Joan to be with the Lord in 2009. She had been a member of St Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound and had always loved to golf, play tennis and bridge.

Joan is survived by her daughter: Jeanne (Tony) Cook of Cocoa Beach; sons: Andrew J. of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 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 (6/17) at 11:00 AM in the Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne. For friends who wish the family suggests memorial donations to the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, 4676 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 or Vitas Hospice, 4450 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934 in lieu of flowers.

Jeanne, Tony, Andrew, Paul, and Marie wish to express their gratitude to all their family and friends who have been so supportive and helpful during the past few years.


  • Memorial Mass Monday, June 17, 2013

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Joyce Mulligan

June 21, 2013

Jeanne, Andrew and Paul - Hello from the Mulligans, your former neighbors from Staten Island. My mother Pat, my sister Deidre, and I extend our deepest condolences. Your mom has been so dear to mine, ever since they first met as young mothers nearly 50 years ago. I remember your mother very well; her sweet smile, and her and your father's love of playing Bridge. We hope you're comforted by the knowledge that she is now in the best of all possible worlds and pain-free. Take good care of yourselves.

June 18, 2013

Jeanne and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Paul and Stacey Frisbee

June 18, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Mom.

edith r. (pyne) dischinger

June 17, 2013

Dear Jeanne and extended family ,of Joan, my heart and prayers reach out to you in your sorrow.
You probably never even knew that I existed in this world, let alone in the state of Florida, and as close to you as Palm Bay.
Jeanne, my father , Denis Joseph Pyne and your grandfather, James Pyne were brothers. I remember your parents wedding and attended with my parents I also use to work in NYC and lived in Flushing and would always run into Joan and Frank. I HAVE 3 ADULT ChILDREN AND 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND MY OLDEST SIS BETTY 90 YRS OLD IS STILL WITH US. if you want to reach out to your extended family please call 321-733-1573 and ask for Edith. or go to my facebook page edith r. dischinger We are building some family history with another Pyne Cuz or 2. edith

Rob Burns

June 17, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ann Mc Mahon

June 16, 2013

Jeanne,Tony,Paul,Marie and Andrew.We are so saddened to hear of Joans passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this time.The boys are saying lots of prayers for granny Joan , who is now in heaven with pop pops.Ann,T.J,Noel and Monica.

Claire Delap

June 15, 2013

Jeanne,Paul,Andrew,Marie and Tony.we are saddened by the passing of Joan.She was a lovely lady and so proud of all of you .she and Frank will be forever keeping a close and loving eye on you .we are saying lots of prayers here in lissycasey for you all. Claire,Pat,Billy,Daniel,Heather,

Olive & Paul O'Sullivan

June 15, 2013

Paul and Marie, so sorry to hear the sad news of your mothers passing, our condolences to you and your family during this tough time.

June 15, 2013

Marie and Paul, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Breda Lillis, New York

Catherine Hodge

June 15, 2013

Jeanne, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. It sounds like she was an amazing woman, with a loving and caring family. God Bless all of you.