The Life of Anne Fagan

Anne Radovich Fagan, affectionately known to her grandchildren as ‘Baba’, peacefully passed away on May 25th at her home in Broomall, PA at the grand age of 101. Anne was born in Pittsburgh PA on April 17th 1922 to Samuel and Mary Radovich, both born in Serbia.  Anne grew up in the town of Aliquippa, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh.  During World War II she worked at Jones & Laughlin steel mill. After the war, she moved to Upper Darby, PA to live with her sister Danica. It was at this time, while working at Clifton Precision Products, that she met her future husband Louis E Fagan. Later in life she was interim president of Danco Precision Inc. in Phoenixville, PA.  In 1954, Anne and Louis constructed their family home in Broomall, PA where they raised their five children and later spent many happy times with their 3 grandchildren.  Known for her generous spirit, independence and loyalty, Anne enjoyed good health until the last year of her life and remained in her home until her death.  She was always very proud of her Serbian heritage, spoke the Serbian language fluently and was a life-long member of St. Elija Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, PA. Known for her chic sense of fashion and culinary skills, Anne was an excellent baker and cook who created many memorable meals for family and friends.  The holidays would not have been the same without her vast dinner buffets and array of delicious cookies  Preceded in death by her husband Louis, her son Nicholas Biddle Fagan (Catherine Fagan, nee Stuart), her sister, Danica Danco, and brothers Mike and Nick Radovich; Anne is survived by her children, Mary Fagan Rapoport, Susan Dallas Fagan, Robert Thomas Fagan and Catherine Anne Fagan (David Gantz); grandchildren Jordan Biddle Rapoport, Dallas Morgan Rapoport and Colleen Mairead Fagan, as well as, her much-loved sisters Mildred Mencanin and JoAnne Nairn and many nieces and nephews.Services for Anne were held privately on June 1, at Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA. Contributions may be sent to St. Elija Serbian Orthodox Church or St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Newtown Square, PA.






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