Susan Elizabeth Fannoney passed on to her heavenly life on November 2, 2022, at home with her family after a yearlong medical condition.
Susan was born January 29, 1946, to Eleanor and Everett Adams of Millis, Massachusetts. She was an alumna of Millis High School and Burdett Business College of Boston.
A resident of Derwood, Maryland, for 42 years, Susan flourished in her work with the National Science Foundation, where, among other responsibilities, she managed the National Medal of Science award and enjoyed the opportunity to meet various presidents and dignitaries through that position.
It was after moving to Washington, DC, that Susan began her involvement in the DAR and its many branches. She was the State Corresponding Secretary from 2015 to 2018. Chapter President of the Goshen Mills Chapter State President of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Susan was also a proud member of the Associated Daughters of American Witches.
As a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Potomac, Maryland, Susan became involved in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America (AOCWNA), where she held the office of president. Also, the regional president of Antiochian Women of the East
One of the biggest joys of her life was her family, especially being able to enjoy time with them. husband, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by all for her laugh that would fill the room, her generosity and kindness, her direct manner of speech, and her love of travel, cats, ice cream, the beach, and good books.
She leaves behind her husband of 54 years, Abraham (Abe) Fannoney, daughter Melinda Fannoney, granddaughters Claudia Garcia, Kathryn Fannoney, and Ezra Fannoney, and great-grandsons Makai Garcia and Elijah Claxton, all of Derwood, Maryland. Furthermore, Susan is survived by her beloved sister, Nancy Adams Gittins of Millis, Massachusetts, as well as by a number of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Visitation and Funeral
Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Sts. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
10620 River Rd., Potomac, 20854
Visitation 4p-7p Funeral 7p. Meal of Mercy, 8 p
Friday, November 11, 2022, All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd., Germantown, 20876
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church or Warrior Canine Connection (warriorcanineconnection.org).
May her memory be eternal.