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Joan "Nonia" Stefano Cannella, 69

May 16, 2009

-MAY 13, 2009

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Joan "Nonia" Stefano Cannella, 69, of Murfreesboro, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009. She was born in Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., to the late Francis and Angelina Viviano Stefano, then resided in Hagerstown, Md., for 13 years. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 48 years, Joseph Carl Cannella Sr., and also by a great-grandson, Joseph Noel French Jr.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Father Richard Gagnon will officiate.

She is survived by son Joseph Cannella Jr. of Old Hickory, Tenn.; daughters, Dawn (Geoffrey) Cannella-Parsh of Dallas, Texas, Tracey Cannella of Murfreesboro and Joni Cannella of Murfreesboro; sisters, Theresa (Carmine) Abruzzo of Rockledge, Fla., and Margaret (Robert) Hagelberg of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, Frank (Colleen) Stefano of Yorba Linda, Calif.; grandchildren, Brittany (Jeremy) Stanfield, Joseph Noel French, Joseph C. Cannella III, Lacy N.P. Cannella and Meighan Parsh; loyal companion "Raggs", the Yorkie poo; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and many friends.

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Mrs. Cannella was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and a homemaker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville TN 37203-9622 in her memory.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Noel French, Jeremy Stanfield, Geoffrey Parsh, Frank Stefano, Chris Cannella and Monte Hilmoe. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, Tenn. 615-459-3254. www.woodfinchapel.com.

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