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Martha 'Jo' (Freeman) Fagan

July 5, 1923 ~ August 19, 2015 (age 92)

Troy - Martha ‘Jo’ Freeman Fagan, 92, of Burdett  Avenue died peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center after a long illness.

Born in White Deer, TX, she was daughter of the  late Clyde Freeman and Thelma Black Freeman and wife of the late William R. Fagan. She was raised in Texas and resided in the Troy area since her marriage in 1949 and was  a graduate of Northern Colorado University Greeley, CO.

Jo was a physical education teacher for the Troy School  District, teaching at Carroll Hill and Troy High School, retiring in 1982. 

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian  Church of Troy and the Woman’s Club, the Frear Park Woman’s Golf League and currently the Third Presbyterian Church.

Jo was an avid golfer, skier, swimmer and Bridge enthusiast.  She enjoyed all things outdoors: golfing on local courses and in tournaments with her good friend, Rhea; skiing on ladies' day with, Terry, Dot, and Patsy; and spending summers on Reichard's Lake with family especially her sister-in-law, Geri, and many nieces and nephews.

Survivors include two daughters,  Karen (Sean Turley) Fagan, Castleton-On-Hudson and Sharon Fagan, Troy; a son, Richard (Vickie) Fagan, Pensacola, FL; a brother, Jack (Beverly) Freeman, San Antonio, TX; her grandchildren, Melissa and Chelsea Turley, Billy Novak, Brian Dunson and Joshua, Justin, Taylor,  and Seth Fagan and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Jim Tom Freeman.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 4-6 PM.

Funeral service will be held Monday, at 11 AM at the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter Street Troy with Rev. John McAuley, Pastor.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Martha Jo Fagan to the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter Street Troy, NY 12180 or to Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley 15-17 Third Street Troy. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Third Presbyterian Church
113 Winter Street, Troy NY 12180

Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
15-17 Third Street, Troy NY 12180

 Service Information

August 23, 2015

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
Troy, NY

Funeral Service
August 24, 2015

11:00 AM
Third Presbyterian Church
Troy, NY

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