She would want me to post this
Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:11 PM
Joan A. Bancroft
BANCROFT - Joan A., nee Coyle, 79, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on October 7, 2007 from lung cancer. She and her husband came to the area in 1990 having previously resided in Waitsfield, VT, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Framingham, MA and Levittown, NY. Joan was born in Hollis (Queens), NY, and graduated from the Mary Louis Academy. In 1949, she married Martin J. Bancroft at St. Michael's R.C. Church, Flushing, NY. She and Martin raised eight happy children to have faith in the Lord. Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Martin J. Bancroft; children, Christine Tercyak, Dr. James (Kim) Bancroft, Rev. Martin J. Bancroft, Jr., Denise (Stephen) Farrell, Dennis (Karen) Bancroft, Scott (Madeleine) Bancroft and Glenn (Carolyn) Bancroft; and grandchildren, Robert, Michael, William, Ashley, Marie, Courtney, Ryan, Paul, Eric, Matthew, Lauren, Stephen, Jr., Maura and Cara. Joan was preceded in death by her son, Paul, in 1976, and her son-in-law, John Tercyak, in 2004. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, FL. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 12 Noon at St. John Vianney R.C. Church, Hinesburg Rd., S. Burlington, VT. Interment will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery, S. Burlington, VT. The family suggests memorials in Joan's name be directed to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial St., Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:40 PM
I pledge in honor of your friend today!
None goes his way alone
What we bring into the lives of others
Comes back into our own
my first free moment was 10/18/05 at 11:58 pm.
a very fine moment, and I did not even know it then.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:42 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 07:59 PM
As a society we have become so use to seeing smokers that
we accept lung cancer as a common cause of death now.
I still say tobacco is a drug and a drug full of terror in it's
later stages of intake into the human body.
Why it is legal is still a mystery as if they are not sure it
causes cancer yet? It is not hard to put 2 and 2 together.
Sorry for your loss of a friend in the family.
(Thanks to Skip & Joel) http://www.whyquit.com/joel/#video
DEC 4 2006 = My freedom
Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:24 PM
She smoked and lived until 79? wow she had a good life then.
My father lived to 91 and smoked until he was in his 80's. He never had cancer and he lived a good life. He did have emphysema but still lived well on oxygen 24/7.
NL, my sympathies on the loss of your family friend. I'm sure you are right that she would be here herself encouraging us all to remain smokefree for the rest of our lives.
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