Joan R. (Fanion) Day

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Joan R. (Fanion) Day 76 of Keene died on October 27, 2009 with the love of her family at her side. She passed at The Genesis Center in Keene after a period of failing health.

Joan was born the daughter of Blanche (Vinck) and Francis Fanion in Auburn, MA. on November 29, 1932. She was educated locally and graduated from Auburn High School class of 1950.

As a young woman Miss Fanion married Rockwood B. Day. They were married on June 11, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Church in Auburn, MA. She was married to Rockwood for 23 years before he passed on May 8, 1984.

After being married the Days moved to Clairemont. Mrs. Day was gainfully employed by the Cone Blanchard Machine Co. in Windsor, VT. as a book keeper. She was a loyal employee for 30 years before retiring in 1996. She moved to Keene in 2003 to be closer to family.

Mrs. Day was a member of the Keene Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Swanzey. She was devoted to her faith and after many years of study she became an Auxiliary Pioneer within the church. She held this position for 3 years and later after much study became a Regular Pioneer. On her leisure time she would knit afghan blankets and baby apparel. She was a great cook and baker, making Peanut Butter Cookies, VT. Cream Pie and her famous Mayonnaise Cake. She loved her cats and was an avid walker. Her mind was always busy, reading thriller mysteries, doing puzzles, playing cribbage and of course reading her bible. Mrs. Day was a lover of red roses and the beaches in Maine.

Joan is survived by her four children: Regina M. Webster and her husband David of San Diego, CA., Michael C. Day and his wife Lora of Tempe, AZ., Janice M. Young and her husband Charles of Swanzey and Mark F. Day and his wife Tammy of Alsted. She also leaves a sister; Edna Fanion of Auburn, MA. Meme will be missed by her seven grandchildren: Jonathan, David and Amanda Day, Tabatha and Deborah Young, Tyler and Charlie Day. She is pre-deceased by her siblings; Mary Comerlin, Emma Dziccek, Vivian Mariono and Andrew Fanion. Her presence will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Keene Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Old Homestead Ave., Swanzey. Burial will be held privately in Maine. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made in Joan R. Day’s memory to the Keene Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Old Homestead Ave. Swanzey, NH. 03446 or to the Watch Tower Society, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY. 11201-2483.

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