Joan M Smith

November 15, 1932February 8, 2021

Joan M. Smith, 88, of Manahawkin, NJ, formerly of Old Bridge and Lincroft, NJ passed away Monday, February 8, 2021.

Joan was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years Raymond , her two daughters Debra and Barbara, her son Robert, her two grandsons Robert and Sean and her sister Marian.

She is survived by her beloved sons, Raymond and his wife Carolyn and Scott and her 4 cherished grandchildren, Nicole, Megan, Matthew and Brody. Her siblings, James and Linda, also survive her.

Joan enjoyed reading but she was the happiest when she was spending her time with her children and her grandchildren. She always had a positive outlook on life. Even though she had some hardships, she still always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. Safe Home At the request of the family services will be private due to COVID. To leave online condolences and fond memories of Joan for the Smith family, please visit The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021


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Sharon Cardiff

February 11, 2021

In Memory of My Sister-in-law Joan
February 8th, 2021

When I met Joan I was very impressed with her right off the bat. She had a large family with 5 children, kept a beautiful home, and was an incredible cook. Her meals were fabulous and everything she made was so delicious. Joan was incredibly welcoming to me, really down to earth, easy to talk to, and always such a delight to be with. She was so practical and organized. She would give a filing cabinet as a wedding gift instead of an object that just sits around looking pretty. I thought what a great idea and what a great role model she was. Joan made a lot of sense. She lived to help people, was the first to offer advice (good advice I might add) and I always admired her.

Joan was like a rock, steadfast and never let anything get her down. I envied her strength, determination and her will. She had a tough time taking care of her beloved Ray when he became afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and at the same time was taking care of her mother. A very difficult full time job but she remained dedicated.

Joan was an amazing woman with an amazing attitude, even after losing her mother, her husband, and three of her children. I don’t know how she kept such a positive attitude but she did. Perhaps it was the fond memories of raising her beautiful family and traveling to faraway places with Ray. She loved to travel and I’m glad she got to see the world.

Joan was such a generous, gracious and beautiful person. What a sad day for her family and friends. I will always keep Joan in my heart.

With love,
Sharon Cardiff