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Michael Rocco

Sep 14, 1939 - Dec 02, 2023

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Old Bridge, NJ

Michael Alan Rocco passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Complete Care at Madison Center Nursing Center in Old Bridge. He was 84 years old. Born in New Brunswick on September 14, 1939 to the late Irene and Michael Rocco, he has resided in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge Township for 45 years. Mr. Rocco was employed as maintenance supervisor with Steris Applied Technologies in South Plainfield prior to his retirement. He belonged to the North South Skirmish Association, where he sho...Read More

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Robin Ona Simon

Feb 02, 1957 - Feb 19, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Robin Ona Simon, beloved sister and friend, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024, in Old Bridge, NJ, at the age of 67. Born on February 2, 1957, in the Bronx, NY, Robin\u0027s gentle soul and outgoing nature touched the lives of all who knew her. Robin\u0027s early years in the Bronx were filled with the bustling energy of city life, which she carried with her through moves to Astoria and Flushing, NY. Eventually, she settled in Old Bridge with her sister, Helaine Vizzari. Robin\u0027s love for her family was the cornerstone of her life, and she cherished her daily morning calls with Helaine, sharing stories and laughter to start the day. A lifelong fan of the New York Mets, Robin\u0027s enthusiasm for her team was infectious. She enjoyed collecting socks of all different colors and designs; it was a testament to her belief that joy could be found in the simplest of things. She also enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and amassed quite an assemblage. Robin\u0027s love for Disney was a magical thread woven through her life, bringing her wonder and happiness on many treasured visits to Disney World with her family. Her favorite characters were Tinkerbell and Elsa. Robin also loved traveling and cherished the trips she took with her mother and sister to Florida, California, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Canada. She especially enjoyed their overnight cruise from Maine to Nova Scotia. Robin\u0027s career as a clerical worker at the Jewish Theological Society spanned eight years, where her diligence and warm personality made her a valued member of the team. Her dedication to helping others shone brightly during her seven years as a Peer Specialist for FEGS Health and Human Services, where she provided support and compassion to those struggling with mental health. Robin had a deep love for all animals, especially dogs, and she found joy in dog sitting for friends and delighting in the companionship of her furry pals. Robin is survived by her devoted sister, Helaine Vizzari, and her loving cousins, Debra Jelonek, Giniene Raymond, Luan Coleman, Edith Cohen, Karen Hacker, and Mark Solowitz. She was predeceased by her parents, Sidney and Hannah (Solowitz) Simon, her brother, Lyle Michael Simon, and her brother-in-law, Frank Vizzari. Her legacy of love and kindness will live on through the memories of her family and the countless lives she touched. Robin\u0027s life was a testament to the beauty of a kind word, a selfless act, and a gentle heart. Her ability to connect with others, whether through a shared love of sports, a passion for Disney, or in moments of need, was a gift that made the world a brighter place. Her presence will be deeply missed, but the warmth of her spirit will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Old Bridge funeral home, in memory of Robin and her late brother Lyle, who passed away on April 11, 2020, so that both brother and sister can be honored together."

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Madeline Castiglione

Apr 03, 1928 - Feb 16, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Madeline Castiglione, 95 of Old Bridge, New Jersey passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Autumn Lake Healthcare Center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Born Tuesday, April 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, Madeline was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Marguerite Casilli. Madeline was raised in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn. After graduating from High School she would meet and marry the love of her life, Michael Castiglione. The couple would start a family and raise their children in that same Brooklyn neighborhood. In the 1990\u0027s they would move to Staten Island. Madeline moved to Old Bridge a few years ago to be closer to family. Madeline was always known for her outstanding cooking. Madeline and Michael would always host Sunday dinners in their home, and enjoyed spending those days with family. Madeline enjoyed watching her favorite television shows when she had free time. A loving mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all those that were blessed to have her in their lives. Madeline was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael, by her cherished son, Gerald, by her parents, Pasquale and Marguerite, and by her siblings, Emil, Connie, Christina, and Mary. Madeline is survived by her loving children, Michael Castiglione, and Lenora Marciante, by her cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Michele, Michael, and Dana, and by many caring nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Michael Hegarty \u0026amp; John Vincent Scalia Home For Funerals and Cremation Service, 3377 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, New Jersey. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Saint Ambrose located at 83 Throckmorton Ln Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.HegartyScaliaFuneralHome.com"

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Garret Young

Jan 17, 1938 - Feb 16, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Garret Young passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge.He was 86 years of age.Born in Nederlands he resided in East Brunswick for many years.Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years Joyce Skiro.Funeral services were handled privately under the direction of The Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ.

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Edith E. Klein

Mar 01, 1932 - Feb 14, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Edith E. (Zager) Klein passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at the Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge.She was 91 years of age.Born in Philadelphia, Pa she resided in Old Bridge for many years.Edith was employed by  Rutgers University in New Brunswick as an receptionist for many years before her retirement.She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Klein who died in 2008.Surviving are her two sons; Dr. Lawrence Klein and Howard Klein.Grave side service will be conducted on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10:30 am at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ.The arrangements were entrusted to The Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ.

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Frances Ludeke

Nov 25, 1928 - Feb 08, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Frances Ludeke, 95, of Old Bridge, New Jersey passed away on February 8, 2024. Frances passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 25, 1928 to Antonio and Pasqualina (Perrone) Luisi in Manhattan, New York. Francesca \u0026quot;Fran\u0026quot; Frances came from a family of nine. She attended Julia Richman High School in NYC where she learned her secretarial skills. On October 2, 1948 she married the love of her life Ernie and settled in the Bronx where they had four children. On February 10, 1964 they moved to Old Bridge, NJ where they raised their family, and resided for 60 years! Frances was a member of the St. Ambrose Holy Rosary Society and a member of the Old Bridge Elks Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, her weekly card games with her friends, swimming, gardening, tai chi and loved her music and could clear the dance floor with Ernie doing the Lindy. Later in life she became a bit of a daredevil. Helicopter rides in Hawaii, kissing the Blarney Stone, hot air ballooning and rafting in Arizona and parasailing in Lake George. Fran loved being on the beach with her adoring grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She had so much love for the world and was devoted to God and had powerful prayers. Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband Ernest Ludeke and her beloved son Neal, and devoted son-in-law Duane Perjatel. Frances is survived by her son Walter and his wife Denise, daughters Karen Perjatel, and Linda Rebovich and her husband Peter, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 RT 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:30 am at St. Ambrose Church, 81 Throckmorton Ln., Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum, 840 Cranbury South River Rd, Jamesburg, NJ 08831. Online condolences can be given at www.oldbridgefh.com."

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Rosemarie Ann Blood

Jun 05, 1933 - Feb 09, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Rosemarie Ann Blood transcended to heaven on February 9th, 2024, peacefully at her daughter\u0027s home in Old Bridge, NJ. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, to Samuel Murphone and Lillian DePalma Murphone, she was the middle child of 5 children. Rosemarie was very active in Evangel Church, of Scotch Plains, NJ (formerly Elizabeth, NJ), teaching Sunday School throughout her life, serving and cooking for the church\u0027s day school, and working in Women\u0027s Ministries. She was someone who was always ready to pray with or counsel those in need, and always saw the best in people. Cooking and hospitality was her gift she shared with those around her. She is predeceased by siblings Frank, Dino, and Victoria, and survived by sister Lillian of Las Vegas, NV. Rosemarie was married to Robert F. Blood Sr. for 61 years before his passing on December 31, 2014. They had 2 children; Robert Blood Jr (wife Laura) of Hardeeville, SC, and Karla J. Elsaesser (husband Kurt) of Old Bridge, NJ. She was gifted with 6 wonderful grandchildren; Jason Blood (wife Heather), Ryan Blood (wife Krystal), Dylan Blood, Jessie Elsaesser, Drew Elsaesser (wife Marissa), and Nikki (husband Neil). She also was gifted with 5 great-grandchildren; Hailey, Cylis, Reilly, Remy, and Otto. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosemarie\u0027s memory to Evangel Church, Scotch Plains, NJ."

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Martin K. Scheuing

Sep 11, 1942 - Feb 09, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"?In Loving Memory of Martin K. Scheuing Martin (Marty) K. Scheuing, born in Brooklyn, NY on September 11, 1942, journeyed to eternal peace on February 9, 2024, surrounded by the love of his cherished family. He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine, and grandparents Florence and Martin Cosgrove. Joining them in perpetual rest are Martin\u0027s mother-in-law, Teresa Bongiorni, and brothers-in-law, Daniel Bongiorni and Michael Bongiorni. Martin is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Diane, and their loving children and spouses: James and Adrienne, Thomas and Lauren, Michael and Christine, and Jane and Dax. His legacy lives on through the laughter and joy of his grandchildren: Meghan, Caley, Delaney, Jack, Michael, Sarah, Hunter, and Ryder. Martin is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Jane and Michael Rogers, Joseph and Nancy Bongiorni, William and Janine Bongiorni, and Maureen Bongiorni, along with numerous nieces and nephews and Godchildren. Educated in Brooklyn, NY, Martin attended St. Anthony\u0027s Grammar School, St. Francis Prep High School, and St. Francis College where he received his bachelor\u0027s degree in Business Management. He served in the US National Guard for six years, contributing to his country with dedication and honor. Martin\u0027s professional journey led him through roles at NJ Zinc in the Traffic Department, followed by distinguished positions in the Divisions of International Paper at Buckley Dunton, where he held the title of VP of Sales, and Trebor, where he retired in 2004 as a Director of Marketing. Upon moving to Matawan, NJ in 1972, Martin fell in love with his new town in the suburbs. During his children\u0027s early years, he served as an umpire, coach, and officer for the St. Joe\u0027s Little League and Matawan Pop Warner Football programs. He made lasting friendships with the parents of his children\u0027s friends and neighbors from the \u0026quot;B Section\u0026quot;. He enjoyed his nights out with friends bowling and weekends at the Holmdel Swim Club. Because of all his bonds he made, the \u0026quot;Scheuing\u0026quot; name still remains a recognizable presence in the town. In 2006, Martin and Diane moved to Jackson, NJ, where he embraced retirement with passion and joy. As a lover of golf, he became an active member of the Westlake Golf \u0026amp; Country Club. He also enjoyed participating in the Men\u0027s Club, Italian American Club, and Yiddish Club. Martin loved playing bocce ball, looked forward to trivia nights at the clubhouse with his team, The Northgate Brainiacs, and enjoyed dining out and socializing with his fellow 55 and older community members. Known for his love of cruises, cheering on the \u0026quot;rotten\u0026quot; Mets, dedication to maintaining a well-kept lawn, and the simple pleasures of driving around in his car, Martin will be remembered as a man of kindness, warmth, and an unwavering commitment to faith, family and community. Family and friends may visit on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Highway 79, Morganville, NJ 07751. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00 am, at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 172 Freneau Avenue, Matawan, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Martin\u0027s honor, to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - St. Aloysius Parish, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, NJ 08527 or to St. Jude Children\u0027s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org"

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Marion Hartkopf-Bucci

Nov 06, 1940 - Feb 07, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"The Life of Marion Hartkopf-Bucci Marion Bucci was born on November 6th 1940 to William and Louise Hartkopf in Bloomfield, NJ. At an early age, Marion studied piano, voice and the organ and eventually became the high school organist. She was very active in church and in the church choir, and her special joy was singing in the Billy Graham crusade choir in New York City. When she was in high school she met a young freshman named David Bucci. With the encouragement of her mother, he was welcomed at their home. The day before graduation, David took her to an empty church and suddenly was on his knee. She asked, \u0026quot;Are you sick?\u0026quot; and instead he held out a diamond ring and asked for her hand in marriage. Upon high school graduation, her father advised her to go to secretarial school. One year later on August 29th, 1959, David and Marion were married at the Park Avenue Presbyterian church in Bloomfield. At the time, her husband David was studying to be a Presbyterian minister at the Bloomfield Theological Seminary. While David was still in seminary, he and Marion were actively involved in the civil rights movement and were influenced by Marion Luther King, Jr. They accepted a call to begin an integrated church on Jefferson street in Newark, NJ. They spent two years full of fun, packing junior high students in a station wagon to the Bloomfield college gym. South Mountain Reservation, and on Sunday\u0027s teaching, preaching and ministering to an integrated church. The young couple also ran a Vacation Bible School all summer long at the church on Jefferson Street. Also, Marion played a pump organ for church services while pregnant with her first-born son. Shortly after, in October of 1961, their first-born son David William was born. After graduating from Bloomfield seminary in 1962, David and Marion accepted a call to pastor a Presbyterian church in Aberdeen, NJ. In 1964, their second son, Glenn Lawrence, was born. During the charismatic revival of the 60\u0027s David and Marion were impacted by its movement and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Many people, young and old, in the congregation were blessed by personally receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This led to their first experience of praying and seeing God move though healing in their ministry. They continued to minister in their church for 6 years. In 1968, Marion found herself pregnant with her 3rd child, while her husband was accepting a call to South Presbyterian Church in Yonkers, NY. As her due date was quickly approaching, she was unable to see the new home her family would be moving to, but was pleasantly surprised and was blessed with a beautiful stone home. Soon after, she gave birth to yet another son, even though many thought she would finally have a girl.! In April of 1968, her youngest son, Eric John was born. The South Presbyterian Church had been having a hard time and was dwindling when Dave and Marion took over. The church needed a little revival so they both prayed fervently for the church to be on fir e for the Lord. The following November, at 4 o\u0027clock in the morning, they got a call that the church was literally on fire. As they were standing outside of their apartment building watching the roof cave in, the Lord spoke to them and said \u0026quot;Now you will see the church come alive.\u0026quot; With only $2,000 in the treasury, God did a miracle. As they watched the church get rebuilt, God kept replenishing the funding and the $2,000 never ran dry. The church was completely built, debt free with exactly the same amount in the treasury. Marion was very active in the ministry of bringing people to Christ, taking care of her children, and working as a dental assistant. It was a wonderful 7 years in Yonkers. Once again, Dave and Marion felt a call from God to be a senior pastor to First Presbyterian Church in Minola, Long Island in 1975. The church was very successful and the attendance was growing but the denomination was moving away from Biblical standards. This cause David and Marion to come to an agreement that it was time to form a new church that was moved in an evangelical direction. Then they moved to Garden City, Long Island to start the Faith Evangelical Church. At Faith Evangelical, Marion became the organist choir director, helped the women\u0027s group and took on many ministerial roles. In Garden City, Marion worked as the administrator for Kazemi\u0027s oriental rug company where she would buy and sell items, and at times it took her to New York City. After leaving Kazemi\u0027s she then received a position working as an administrator at a company that supplied aircraft parts. During her time at Faith Evangelical, Marion encouraged the church to have a float in the town\u0027s Christmas parade. The church presented a live action nativity for the parade. This float won an award for being the best float in the Garden City Christmas Parade. Then it proceeded to win again the following year. The Bucci Family spent a wonderful 9 years in Garden City at Faith Evangelical and Marion left a lasting impact on the ministry as a whole. Wanting to move in a more Pentecostal direction, Daviid and Marion accepted a call to pastor Pinegrove Assembly of God in Hamden, CT in 1990. Here Marion became very active on the worship team with vocals and playing the keyboard. Also, Marion took a leadership role serving the women of the church. That year, the church Calvary Temple, needed help in Christian education, and Pastor Dave was asked to be a part-time pastor. Marion got involved in the worship ministry and the drama program. She was also involved with the senior citizens and helped in feeding of the community for Thanksgiving dinner. In 2003, Dave and Marion moved to Marlboro, NJ, and Marion became very involved with music as an organist at the Reformed Church in Tinton Falls for 10 years in Tinton Falls for 10 years. She also took over leadership at the Christian Women\u0027s Organization for a number of years. Again, Dave was asked to be the director of Christian education at Monmouth Worship Center, and together they led the 55\u0026#43; senior fellowship. Marion worked with Solutions Pregnancy Center during this time to encourage women to choose life. She also played the piano for the Bible Study Fellowship. She was also an active participant in the prayer ministry at Monmouth Worship Center. The last few years, she volunteered in ministry reaching out to people with specific needs. Marion was most well-known for the love she had for her family. Her three sons went on to have families of their own giving Marion and Dave 7 loving grandchildren. Marion was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was known for her consistent love, care, and concern for her family. The love and legacy of her and Davids\u0027s marriage of 64 years has been a prime example of what a Godly marriage should look like. She cared deeply for her sons and their wives, always praying for her family, checking in, and being a constant support. Being a devoted grandmother was one role that remained special in her heart. She spent her time ministering to her own family through her wisdom, guidance, generosity, and selflessness. Marion could brighten any room with her smile, a hug, or through her song, honoring the Lord in all she did. Her life demonstrated the love of Christ and she leaves a legacy of faithfulness to the Lord."

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Constance Coyle

Nov 18, 1937 - Feb 07, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

Constance Coyle, 86, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Old Bridge Medical Center. She was born Constance Garofalo on November 18, 1937, in Queens, New York, where she grew up and started her family. In 1977, she relocated to North Arlington, New Jersey, where she remained until approximately 2010, when she settled in Old Bridge. Throughout her life, Constance was a loving and devoted homemaker for her family. She also worked as a receptionist for a dental office and was a crossing guard in North Arlington for 20 years. Most of all, Constance was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She will be deeply missed, forever loved, and never forgotten. She was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, Vincent Pesce, her second husband, Anthony Coyle, and her beloved daughter, Donna Pesce. Constance is survived by her loving sons, Vincent Pesce and his wife, Robin, of Cliffwood, New Jersey, and Charles Pesce of Old Bridge, New Jersey, along with many cherished nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. In respect of Constance’s wishes, she will be privately cremated. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit, .

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Joanne M. Szaro

May 04, 1942 - Feb 05, 2024

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Old Bridge, NJ

"Joanne M. Szaro, 81, known for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and sense of humor, passed away on February 5, 2024, in Old Bridge, New Jersey, after a brief illness. She was born on May 4, 1942 at the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Anne V. and William F. Croghan. She grew up in Bayonne, New Jersey, enveloped in the warmth of a loving extended family, taking pride in her Irish heritage from Roscommon, Ireland, and her Italian roots from Andretta, Italy. In 1959, Joanne graduated from St. Aloysius Academy in Jersey City and continued her education at St. Michael\u0027s Hospital School of Nursing in Newark, where she graduated in 1962. Her career as a registered nurse was not just a profession, but a calling. Joanne\u0027s compassionate nature found its true expression in the care she provided to her patients. She began her nursing career at Bayonne Hospital, continued at Sayreville Medical Center, and went on to provide exceptional post-surgical care at South Amboy Memorial Hospital and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, retiring at the age of 70. In 1963, Joanne married Raymond (Ike) F. Chinery with whom she had three children. They raised their family in Old Bridge, New Jersey. After Ike\u0027s death in 1982, she married Raymond Szaro, who died in 2014. Her survivors include her daughter Mary Chinery and spouse Susan Rak; son Michael Chinery and wife Cindy Chinery, along with their children Matthew and Connor; and daughter Maureen Agostini and husband Wayne Agostini, along with their children Allison and Jennifer. After Ike\u0027s death in 1982, she married Raymond Szaro, who passed in 2014. She was an avid walker in her neighborhood and loved walking on the boardwalk. She enjoyed travel, with cruises being a particular favorite. Joanne loved trips to theatre in New York City and dinners out with friends and family. She read several books a week. Those who knew Joanne will fondly remember the laughter and stories shared over meals and the strong bonds of friendship she nurtured throughout her life. Joanne\u0027s sense of community extended beyond her immediate circle. She cherished the dear friends with whom she shared countless activities, and her presence was a source of comfort and happiness. Services for Joanne to be posted in the near future."

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