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Joan Anne Spera

January 31, 1938 — April 24, 2019

Joan Anne Spera

Joan Spera, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Hope Mills Retirement Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Long Branch, NJ, on January 31, 1938, to the late Thomas and Martha Welch.

She enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family.  Three years ago her grandson gave her a stuffed Snoopy which faithfully stayed by her side.

Joan leaves behind, her husband of 42 years, Vince; sons, Mike Emmons and wife Kimberly of Spring Lake, Gene Spera and wife Catherine of York, SC, Garry Spera and wife Dottie of Clearfield, PA, Vincent Spera and wife Jody of Nazerath, PA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Pepper.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service. A funeral service will follow at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association of North Carolina, https://act.alz.org/site/Donation.

Online condolences may be made at sullivanshighland.com.

Services are entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

 

 

 

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