Joan McCarthy, 86, a resident of the Green Brook Regional Center in Dunellen, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerville, NJ.
Joan was born on August 10, 1929 in Orange, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Francis J. McCarthy and Marion (nee Murray) McCarthy. She resided for many years with her family in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and summered at Butler Lake with her parents and younger sister, Eileen. After her father passed away, Joan and her mother moved to Summit, New Jersey so as to be closer to her sister who, with her husband Don had seven children. Joan enjoyed visiting with her nieces and nephews and did so frequently.
Joan was born with developmental disabilities and after the death of her mother, she began residing at the Green Brook Regional Center in Dunellen, New Jersey. There, she made many friends and enjoyed the company of the Green Brook staff. Her sister Eileen and husband Don would visit Joan and take her for rides in their car, an activity Joan thoroughly enjoyed. She loved her stuffed animals, jewelry, outings to the mall and her afternoon naps.
Joan is survived by her sister, Mary Eileen Moriarty and was the beloved aunt of Donald P. Moriarty, Jr, Elizabeth A. McDevitt, Michael J. Moriarty, Robert F. Moriarty, Eileen Moriarty Skakel, Mary Jean Moriarty, and Timothy E. Moriarty. She was the great aunt of 25 great nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her parents Francis and Marion McCarthy and brother-in-law Donald P. Moriarty.
A visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 9:15 on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at St. Teresa’s Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. An interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Green Brook Regional Center, 275 Green Brook Road, Green Brook, NJ 08812.
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