Joan M. DePoalo
January 4, 1943 – May 18, 2020
Joan Marie DePoalo, 77, of Manchester Twp. passed away peacefully on May 18, 2020, with her loving family by her side. Joan was born on January 4, 1943 in Passaic, NJ. She grew up in Elmwood Park and attended Elmwood Park Memorial High school. It was there that she met the love of her life, Phillip. Joan and Phil were married on June 8, 1963 and settled down in Elmwood Park where they raised their two children. In 1990, Joan and Phil moved to Brick Township and lived there until 2003 at which time they relocated to the Renaissance, here in Manchester Twp. Some of Joan's greatest joys in life, second only to her family, was taking in Broadway shows then dining out at Carmine’s in New York City and going on cruises with her husband, Phil, and other family members and friends. Her most passionate hobby was doing needle point. Her work was described by family and friends alike as being professional grade artwork. Many of her creations hang on the walls in the homes of her family and friends. Joan was a very giving person and never went to someone’s house without bringing them a very thoughtful gift to show her gratitude for inviting her and Phil. When you went to her house, she always made sure that everyone felt welcome and had their favorite food and drink. Her giving nature and gentle soul is something that all who knew her really treasured and will always remember. Joan is survived by her husband of 57 years, Phillip, her son Ron and his wife Mara, her daughter Sandy and her husband Domenic, and her four grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas, Kristen and Joseph. Sadly, due to the pandemic, services for Joan will be private. She will be entombed at Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joan’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Joan M. DePoalo
Florence & Rich Sabella
May 25, 2020
Joannie was such and important part of our lives. The memories we shared are too many to list. However, they will always be in our hearts. The fun times we had are forever lasting. All the many trips "our group" took were spectacular. As we all know, Philly has such a gift-for-gab and Joannie was the only person who could shut him up!!! What a cherished friend Joannie was. She will be sorely missed especially by "our group". We love you our friend.
God Bless You.
Florence and Richie
Carol & Jim Grazioso
May 24, 2020
So many happy memories of Joan - shared vacations,cruises,dinners,parties. Our favorite memory is the time we spent in Lake George @Hidden Valley with “The Group” - lots of
laughs ,especially when we all attempted horse back riding!!!!!!
We will miss you,Joan. Rest In Peace.
Your friends, Carol & Jim
May 19, 2020
I have many fond memories with Mrs DePoalo all throughout my college years and beyond. Myself along with Sandy’s other college friends, were always treated more like family than friends. Mrs DePoalo was an excellent cook and baker! She made sure, like all good mother’s do, to send back food and treats for not just Sandy but all of us college friends to enjoy. We college girls always looked forward to Sandy returning from a home visit in the hopes we would be soon enjoying her brownies or homemade chili!
Another particular memory that stands out for me is when I happened to spend my birthday weekend with Sandy at her parents beach house down the shore one year. I was so touched that Mrs. De Poalo not only had a card for me but had made me a birthday cake with strawberries, my favorite fruit. I felt so special!
I’ll forever remember her as the loving mother that she was and will eternally be, to not only Sandy and Ron, but to all of us “college girls”
“All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!”