March 12, 1938 - December 28, 2020
Joan Marie Fynes (née Browne) of Sarasota, FL passed away, suddenly, December 28, 2020 at the age of 82. Born to the late John and Sarah (Feeney) Browne, of Philadelphia, PA. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Thomas J. Fynes, devoted mother of Carol Gigliotti (Ronald), Newtown, PA; Linda Siegfried (Steven), Villanova, PA; and Catherine “Carrie” Opperman (Robert), Villanova, PA. Joan was blessed with 10 grandchildren - Brittany Gigliotti (Nick Stumpo), Matthew and Michael Gigliotti; Cory (Erika), Samantha, Emily and Max Siegfried; Hailey, Grace and Drew Opperman and a great granddaughter, Cameron Siegfried. Also surviving are her sister, M. Patricia Farris (late John), and brother, John Browne, Jr. (Patricia) along with many loving nieces and nephews. Joan graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, PA in 1956. Following high school, she attended Villanova University before leaving to pursue her passion for teaching English at St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown, PA. A resident of Sarasota for over 30 years, Joan was vitally active in her community and passionate about her volunteer work at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, as well as her involvement in numerous civic and charitable organizations. She is most remembered by her family and friends for her quiet and thoughtful acts of kindness. Joan lived a full and joyful life dedicated to her three “girls” and her “Tommy”, the love of her life. She was his biggest cheerleader supporting and working alongside him in his illustrious real estate career. She was an avid puzzler and always left the last jigsaw puzzle piece for her husband to place. Their unconditional love was evident to all who knew them as they loved nothing more than being together and were often seen holding hands... they were truly best friends. If you were fortunate enough to have met Joan you would have loved her immediately...she was just that kind of person. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) Due to COVID a celebration of life will be held privately.
Joan Marie Fynes (née Browne) of Sarasota, FL passed away, suddenly, December 28, 2020 at the age of 82. Born to the late John and Sarah (Feeney) Browne, of Philadelphia, PA. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Thomas J. Fynes,... View Obituary & Service Information
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