ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Mary Joan Ryan Hockey, 75, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Oct. 9, 2012, in Zephyrhills, Fla. She was born in Peasleeville, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 1936.
Joan was a member of the Zephyrhills First United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with family. She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Hockey of Dade City; four daughters: Bonnie Blanchard of West Virginia, Cheryl (Bob) Ziegler of North Carolina, Virginia (Ray) Williams of Florida and Patti (Shannon) Caudill of Florida; four grand-children: Michael, Craig, Ashley and Jennifer; and three great-grandchildren: Ella, Madelyn and Nolan. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Thomas Hockey, and her parents, Kenneth and Rae Ryan.
Services will be held at a later date. Joan was an animal lover, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to PawSafe Animal Rescue, 283 High St., Medford, MA 02155 or at www.pawsafe.org.