Joanne M D'ONOFRIO
July 19, 1942 – July 5, 2020
Joanne Marie D'Onofrio born July 19, 1942 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Died July 5, 2020 in Newton, New Jersey Joanne D'Onofrio was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She went to elementary school at St. Margaret Mary's and high school at St Peter's in Staten Island. Following high school, she went on to nursing school at St. Mary's in Brooklyn, New York. She became a Registered Nurse and worked in the operating room at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. It was at Columbia where she met a charming young dental student, her husband of 52 years, the late Dr. Joseph J. D'Onofrio. The couple married on July 30, 1966 and moved to Mobile, Alabama where their two sons Joseph Jr and Andrew were born. After living in the south, the family moved back to the north east, residing for a brief time at Beaver Lake, New Jersey and eventually settling in the family home in Sparta, New Jersey where they welcomed their favorite daughter Jennifer. Joanne is predeceased by her husband Joe D'Onofrio, her parents Joseph and Anna Louden and survived by her children, Joseph, Andrew and Jennifer and her grandchildren Luka Papike, Zoe Papike, Skylar Papike, Lily D'Onofrio, Madelyn D'Onofrio and Emily D'Onofrio and her siblings Margaret Dieter, Robert "Buddy" Louden and Lawrence Louden. Joanne loved her early days of being a nurse and then becoming a mother and raising her kids in the Lake Mohawk section of beautiful Sparta, N.J. Later she volunteered as the head trainer for Pope John XXIII High School Football Team where she was lovingly referred to as "Mrs. D." In 1995 she suffered stroke and after a long recovery worked at the Sparta bookstore and volunteered at Newton Memorial Hospital, working with other stroke survivors. Joanne touched innumerable lives. She was an amazing cook and avid gardener. She enjoyed her tea, red wine and spending her summers at Beaver Lake, New Jersey with her friends and family. The family will hold a memorial service at a future date. Her family invites you to make a donation in her memory to the Stroke Center at Newton Medical Center, 175 High Street, Newton, New Jersey 07860. The Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ is in charge of private arrangements.
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Joanne M D'ONOFRIO
July 24, 2020
Joanne and I grew up together on Staten Island and went to St Margaret Mary's School and St Peter's HS together. I am so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. She was a warm, lovely person and I know she will be missed.
July 20, 2020
I first met Joanne when she volunteered at Newton Medical Center. I am a volunteer at the front desk. We started our numerous conversations and I learned that she lived in the house at the end of Lake Mohawk (my mom and dad came to Lake Mohawk in 1927, my dad was an engineer for the Crane Company). I was born in 1937 and I lived in this house. My dad George Carroll Hughes and my uncle Charles Hughes built the house. I so admired your mom. I am so sorry for your loss.
barbara jo tilton
July 11, 2020
Joanne you were always the best of persons! You were always up tick and happy to have a good conversation with all of us I remember you visiting my mother in Newton Hospital rehab .
Your visit really picked up her spirits!
Honestly Joanne...you had time for everyone.
We sat together at Pope John auctions or perhaps weddings ;
you were the girl to be with.. such a good time with you!
Husband Mike tells me when he volunteered at Newton
Hospital he would see you heading to you work at the hospital.
He said you were always happy, tough and always moving forward.
We are better for having known you.
Michael and Barbara Tilton
July 10, 2020
I remember spending time with Joanne on the Kiddie Beach at Beaver Lake when our children were very young. Over the years we enjoyed many fun dinners with Joanne and Joe.
She was kind and loving with a great sense of humor. Never a complainer, she was always a joy to be with! I will miss her friendship♥️
July 10, 2020
Your mom supported the football team has our head trainer in 1990. The day I hurt my knee she took care of me like I was one of her own!
Can’t thank your mom enough for caring about me during my time of hardship and injury.