Francis Lawrence Fanning, age 84, of Tunkhannock, PA, formerly of Midland Park, NJ passed away March 25’th at the Gardens in Tunkhannock.
Born in Paterson, NJ, Frank had lived in Midland Park for more than 30 years and in Tunkhannock for more than 20 years. A former soldier with the National Guard, Frank was a sheet metal worker with Totowa Sheet Metal until retirement. He was a former parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Midland Park and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tunkhannock. Frank was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the 40 Acre Gun Club and was an avid hunter. Francis was the beloved husband of Joan (nee: Tanis) Fanning. Loving father of Frank Fanning of Ogdensburg, NJ and Patricia Ann Mahoney and her husband Rick of Towaco, NJ. Dear grandfather of Troy Fanning and his wife Juli, LCDR Chad Fanning, USN, Chelsea Fanning, Caitlin Mahoney and Eric Mahoney. Dearest brother of Robert Fanning, Ann Fanning and Joan Fanning. A funeral service was held at 11am on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Interment followed at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. Arrangements entrusted to the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home and to the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home.