Joan Baran

Obituary of Joan Kathleen Baran

Joan Kathleen Baran, 51, of Fowlerville, passed away on May 18, 2020, at her home.

She was born on December 31, 1968, in Adrian to William L. and Regina A. (Warner) Martin. Joan was a graduate of Morenci High School, class of 1987.  She graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 1994, and has been a registered respiratory therapist for St. Joseph Merch Health System for over 26 years.  She married Christopher J. Philbin on September 22, 2007 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2012. She enjoyed gardening, making jewelry, and her fur babies, Petee, Dexter, Sandy, and Tiger, but most of all she loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. Joan will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

In addition to her mother, Gina (Duane Dunbar) of Jerome, she is survived by three children, Ashley (Matthew) Holbrook of Webberville, Alex and Adam Graham, both of Fowlerville; five grandchildren, Gavin, Jackson, and Abigail Holbrook and Alaina and Elizabeth Graham; a brother, Wayne (Paula) Martin of Clayton; a sister, Bernadette (Chan) Barrett of Pittsford; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris and her father, William.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and social restriction guidelines, all services will be private.

Memorial contributions to honor Joan may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Hudson.

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