Joan Elizabeth Deren
June 9, 1930 – October 21, 2018
Joan E. Deren (nee McGrath), 88, of Livingston, NJ, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 24, 4-8 p.m. at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N.J. The funeral mass celebrating Joan’s life and faith will be Thursday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. at St. Philomena RC Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ. Committal service to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
Joan was born in East Orange, NJ, to Thomas and Anna McGrath. She graduated from Our Lady of the Valley H.S. in Orange, NJ, in 1948, and went on to work for NJ Bell Telephone Company from 1949-1951. Later she worked at Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau in Livingston as assistant to the supervisor from 1968-1981.
Joan was an active parishioner of St. Philomena R.C. Church in Livingston for more than 58 years. She was an avid reader and participated in book clubs at the Livingston Public Library. Among her hobbies were photography and gardening. In addition Joan participated in exercise classes in town.
Devoted wife of 67 years to Edward F. Deren; loving mother of Edward K. Deren and his wife Nancy; cherished grandmother of Heather Allen and her husband Philip, Robyn Crawford and her husband Jason, and Rebecca Lopez-Deren; adoring great grandmother of Olivia, Christopher, Thomas and James; and dear sister of the late Ann Miller, Thomas McGrath, and the late John McGrath.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan's name may be made to the Livingston Public Library, or to the Livingston First Aid Squad.
- Livingston First Aid Squad
Livingston Public Library
10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039
- Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, October 25, 2018
Joan Elizabeth Deren
October 28, 2018
Dear Ed and family,
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am glad I had the privilege to have met both you Ed, and Joan. My prayers are with you all.