Joan Marie Morris

April 1, 1931June 8, 2018

Joan Marie Morris (nee Swanson) of Lakewood, NJ passed away peacefully Friday June 8, 2018 at the age of 87.

She is predeceased by her husband Lt. Colonel Robert E. Morris, her sister Valerie Martini, niece Patricia Martini and son in law Martin Rizzo. She leaves behind two daughters, Susan Craggs (Thomas) of The Forks Plantation, Maine and Nancy Rizzo of Brick, NJ. She also leaves behind five loving grandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Craggs, Joanne Garguile (Christopher) and Lisa and John Rizzo. In addition she is survived by seven great grandchildren.

Joan grew up in Kingston New York and relocated to Manasquan many years ago. She worked at the Old Mill Inn for twenty years. She also owned and operated the Sea Girt Luncheonette. She later ran the Sea Girt Pavilion on the boardwalk for many years. She and her husband enjoyed traveling in their RV across the country. She also loved spending time with her cats Tinker and Bell. Her all-time favorite was watching her Yankee and Giants games. She was a diehard fan.

A Memorial Gathering will be on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street in Manasquan, followed by a Memorial Service beginning at 11:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 OR


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

Joan Marie Morris

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