John W. Fanning of Coconut Creek Florida, passed away on January 8, 2022 surrounded by his family at the age of 77.
John was born in New York, New York on April 13, 1944 to his parents, Hannah and John P. Fanning. He grew up in Elmont, NY and graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 1962 where he played baseball.
John is survived by his bride, Rosalie (Esposito) Fanning. They met in New York at church when they were just teenagers and they married in 1965. This past October, they celebrated 56 years of marriage. John is also survived by their three children, Krista Fanning Kersey, Stacey (Anthony) Cavo, John (Kalah) Fanning, his five cherished grandchildren, Connor, Chase, Caelyn, John and Ryan. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Patrick Owens.
John was a plumber both in New York and upon his move to Fort Lauderdale in 1971. John’s career in management with several plumbing companies included Encore Service Systems where he worked most of his career. Nearing retirement John took a role with the parks and recreation division of Broward County where he made many friends.
John was an avid sports fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports, attending their games whenever he was able. He and Rosalie loved to travel, play cards with friends, enjoy Saturday night dates and most of all spend time with their family. John also loved his two fur children, Paisley and Finley, who brought constant joy to his life. A life-long Catholic, John served as an usher at St Henry’s Catholic Church for over 40 years. He was devoted to his wife and family. John was beloved by those who met him and had an infectious smile and laugh that brought happiness to all who knew him.
A viewing will be held on Friday, January 14th from 4p-8p at Baird Case Jordan Fannin Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Pompano Beach on January 15, 2022 at 10am. John’s final resting place will be at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to some of John’s favorite charities:
St. Jude helping kids fighting cancer - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Donate now to St. Jude and help kids fighting cancer - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)
The First Tee of The Palm Beaches/Treasure Coast/Broward - Donate now to First Tee of Broward and help kids to build character to empower them through a lifetime of new challenges. (Please note in comment section: Gift in Memory of John Fanning)
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