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Joanne A. Fonner

January 24, 1931 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Joanne Fonner Obituary

Joanne M. Fonner age 92 of Hewitt Street Brockway, PA; died on Saturday December 16, 2023 at her residence. Born in Brockway on January 24, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Veronica Copella Abrahamson.  Joanne was a 1949 graduate of the Brockway High School and was Miss Brockway in 1961. On April 16, 1971 she was married to Arnold “Ed” Fonner and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2015. Retired, Joanne had been employed at Brockway Glass as an Executive Secretary. She was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway. Joanne had a love for all animals in general, but she especially enjoyed her cats, feeding the birds and the deer. She is survived by a sister Dianne (Fred) Murray of Brockway and a brother Kenneth E. Abrahamson also of Brockway. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband she is also preceded in death by a sister Susanne Smith. There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday December 21st at 11:00 AM at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with Fr. John Detisch presiding. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Gateway Humane Society PO Box 678 Falls Creek, PA 15840 or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 

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Mass of Christian Burial
December 21, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Tobias Catholic Church

No Public Visitation


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