Joan Di Bernardo

November 8, 1932October 5, 2021

Joan Di Bernardo (nee Hassley), age 88, passed away at the Arbor Terrace Senior Living in Mountainside on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Born in Detroit, Michigan to the late Doris and James Hassley, Joan was one of the first women to be Vice President of Chemical Bank (Chase Bank) in New York, the only woman in the board room, and also one of the first women to get her Masters Degree in Business in the late 60’s early 70’s.

She was survived by her beloved husband Daniel DiBernardo; children Debra Jones, Mark Kohlhorst and wife Deborah, and Ronald Kohlhorst and wife Rebecca; grandchildren Michelle and Janette Jones, Jamie Ben-Asher, and Katlyn, Noah, Christopher, and Courtney Kohlhorst; great grandchildren Madison and Reagan Ben-Asher, Noah Hook, and Leo Kohlhorst; Step children Donna Dickson and husband Chris, Raymond DiBernardo, and Debbie DiBernardo; Step grandchildren Grace and Casey Dickson and Daniella, Raymond and Kevin DiBernardo; and step great granddaughter Genevieve Rose DiBernardo.

She and her husband Daniel began their marriage on Sept. 10, 1988 in Milburn NJ. They later enjoyed their retirement years in Lake Gaston, NC . They moved back to Bayville NJ to be nearer to family in 2013. They were blessed with a marriage filled with unwavering love and affection for one another, which carried them through 33 years. They held hands, stole kisses and flirted with one another until the end.

Services for Joan are being held privately.


  • Passed Away

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Joan Di Bernardo

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