Joan M. Funaro, 82, of Girard, passed away at Guardian Healthcare in Youngstown on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Joan was born February 20, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of James and Agnes (Knight) Stevens. She was a member of Girard First United Methodist Church,and a member and officer of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Lodge. She enjoyed playing bingo, reading and puzzles. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 51 years, Ralph J. Funaro, whom she married February 15, 1969, her children; Randy O'Neill, of Girard, Peggy Hughlett, of Girard, Terry O'Neill, of Girard, Joe O'Neill, of Girard, Beth Cajen, of Tennessee, Michele Funaro, of Girard, Lori Funaro, of Girard, Cathy Huff, of McDonald and Ralph (Tracey) Funaro, of Girard, her sister, Pat Geho, of Austintown, brothers, Kenny Stevens, of Howland, Ron Stevens, of Sandusky, Ted Stevens, of Florida and John Stevens, of Niles, 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her brother, James Stevens and sister, Rosemary Geho. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26, 7:00 PM at Blackstone Funeral Home, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 5-7 PM. The family suggests any memorial contributions be made to : Down Syndrome Association of the Valley, 945 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite 12 Boardman OH, 44512, in Joan's memory. You may visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.
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