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JoAnn D. Buzzard
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JoAnn Cauchy Buzzard passed away peacefully on January 15 in Boynton Beach, Florida, after a difficult battle against pancreatic cancer. JoAnn was born on March 28, 1945 to Thomas E. and Lucille (Vieau) Cauchy in Bay City, MI. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1964, and worked as a surgical technician for many years. Throughout JoAnn’s whole life she devoted her time for the service of others young and old. She loved children, lawn work and was very active with her church.

JoAnn is survived by her sons: Sheldon Buzzard of Corpus Christi, Texas and Branden Buzzard and wife Jacqueline of Michigan Center, MI; granddaughter, Destiny Rose Buzzard; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 great step-grandchildren; brothers: Thomas (Dorothy) Cauchy, Patrick (Meg) Cauchy; sisters: Mary Lou (Paul) Rabidoux, Nancy Cauchy, Linda (Richard) Niedzwiecki and Carol (Mike) Kettel; many nieces and nephews and her self-adopted son and neighbor Jason Thompson and his family. Besides her parents, JoAnn was also preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Marie Cauchy.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, 256 N. Madison Avenue, Bay City. Pastor Joshua N. Rager and Pastor Roger Lyman will officiate with committal services held at St. Patrick Cemetery. Visiting hours with the family will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution can do so to the wishes of the family. For on-line sentiments:

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708





11:00 AM
Trahan Funeral Chapel

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

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St. Patrick Cemetery

805 Ridge Road
Bay City, MI 48708

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