This page is dedicated to informing our parishioner’s of recent death’s within our parish. The parish community of St. Joan of Arc extends our deepest sympathies to the families & friends of these individuals.
Maryann (Disken) Briotte, of Derry Township, formerly of Rockville Centre, New York and Houston, Texas passed away on July 30, 2021 in the Hershey Medical Center
A retired elementary school teacher, Maryann’s love of life did not end with her death. She passed away on July 20, 2021 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. Prior to this, Maryann was a 4-time survivor of cancer. Surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Maryann completed her Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of New York Cortland and her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology at the University of Houston. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 30 years. Thirteen years with Alief Independent School District in Texas, where she was awarded the Teacher of the Year in 1990, and seventeen years in Derry Township School District. Her pride was in her school and students and she shared her passion for learning with thousands of children over the years.
The simplest pleasure in life brought great joy to Maryann. She loved spending time with her loving husband, sons and dog Toby. She loved crafting, scrapbooking, remodeling, gardening and traveling with her beloved family. She had an uncanny agility to find happiness in her daily activities. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met.
She was born July 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY. and was predeceased by her father, Walter Disken and mother, Margaret (Kelly) Disken-Healion.
Maryann is survived by; husband of 37 years, Stephen James Briotte; son, Christopher Stephen (Elizabeth) Briotte and Patrick Francis Briotte; and sister, Ellen Knepper and her dog Toby.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 8th from 2-4PM in the Hoover Funeral Home, 88 Lucy Ave. Hershey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in her church, St. Joan of Arc, 359 W. Areba Ave in Hershey on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11AM. Interment will follow in the Hershey Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pennsylvania - www.rmhc-centralpa.org/ways-to-give
Send condolences via the online guest book at www.hooverfuneralhome.com
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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