John Russell Farace  passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the age of 71.  He was born on Thursday, October 24, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Mattie Orlando Farace and the late Russell Farace.  He was a resident of Franklinton, Louisiana.  John was a retired school teacher from the Tangipahoa Parish School System.  He enjoyed tending to his yard, and spending time with family and friends.  He was an incredible man who will be deeply missed.  

John  is survived by his wife, Maragaret "Margie" Nussbaum Farace; daughters, Bridget, Laura, and Irene Farace; step-daughter, Adrienne Weathers; brother, Michael  Farace; sister, Roslyn Farace; grandchildren, Roman Derise, Dillon, Connor, and Tyler Hartman, and Nevaeh and Trae Richardson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Farace; mother, Mattie Orlando Farace; first wife, Janet McMurray Farace; and step-daughter, Amanda Weathers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:30am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.  

Interment will follow in Ponchatoula Cemetery.

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