Jeanne (Regina) Farabaugh, formerly of Westshore Drive, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Country Club Retirement Center in Ashtabula. Jeanne was born December 5, 1927 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Regina New Glasstetter. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, Latrobe Pennsylvania and St. Mary’s College Notre Dame, Indiana.
She married Clarence P. Farabaugh of Greensburg on Thanksgiving Day 1951. They began their life together in Youngstown, Ohio where Clarence took a position with Youngstown Sheet & Tube. In 1956, they purchased their home in Boardman, Ohio and spent 37 happy years there raising their growing family. Jeanne and Clarence enjoyed their home life and traveling on family vacations as well as their time together in retirement.
Jeanne embraced her role as wife and mother, devoting herself to running a well organized and loving home. She was also a talented artist. Calling herself a “Sunday Painter,” she produced an extensive collection of work which is cherished and enjoyed by her family.
Jeanne and Clarence moved to Ashtabula in 1993. They enjoyed attending daily Mass at Mother of Sorrows, morning coffee at McDonald’s, and mall walking. Family was always an important focus with frequent visits and holiday celebrations.
Jeanne is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Clarence P. Farabaugh; her brother, Tony Glasstetter of Ligioner, Pennsylvania; her sister, Denise Bordash of Newark, New York; her children, Ann (Tony) Rapose of Ashtabula, Andrew (Kathy) Farabaugh of Massillon, Joan (Frank) Pitchler of Perry, Beth (Steve) Albery of Dennison, and Mary Ellen (Kevin) Babcock of Wakeman; as well as 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Dorothy Fradel of Aberdeen, Maryland and Terri Glasstetter of Ligioner, Pennsylvania.
Jeanne’s family misses her deeply but celebrates the fullness of her life and the many ways she has gifted us through the years. The family will gather for a Mass and celebration of Jeanne’s life as soon as circumstances allow.
Her family extends their thanks to the staff of Country Club Retirement Center for their care of both Jeanne and Clarence during these difficult times.
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