Joy Ann (Rowlands) Fearney

Aug 19, 2014

Joy Ann (Rowlands) Fearney, of Searsmont and Dunnellon, Fla., passed away to be with her Lord on Aug. 15 after a battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 26, 1944, daughter of Harold and Yola (Agugliaro) Rowlands in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

She graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1962 and from the University of Maine at Orono in 1966 with a B.S. in math. She taught secondary math for 35 years, mostly at North Branford High School in Connecticut, and earned a masters degree and sixth-year degree in administration during those years.

She was active in her church participating in music and other ministries. Her children, grandchildren and grand-nephews were a joy to her along with her flower gardens. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Red and loved to sing.

She was predeceased by her parents and niece Tracy Rowlands. Joy is survived by her husband Carroll “Red” Fearney, a daughter Annette Torsak and husband Dale and children Roger and Wyatt Heady, of Buchanan, Tenn.; son Charles Stratton and wife Rosa and children Kelley and Andrew, of Winthrop, Maine; and son Robert Snedeker and wife Lynette of Leyden, Mass.; and a brother Roger Rowlands, his wife Brenda along with their son Dean his wife Melinda and their sons Connor and Colby. She also has two stepdaughters Renee and daughter Amanda and Kristin and her children Hasiah, Isabella and Elijah.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Chestnut St. Baptist Church in Camden on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Interment took place privately at Morrill Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Crohns/Colitis Foundation or the Waldo County Hospice. Arrangements are by Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at

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