Joan C. Alpaugh

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Joan C. Alpaugh

AGE: 80 • Lake Como

Joan C. Alpaugh, 80, of Lake Como, N.J., died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 2, at Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Long Branch, N.J. after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Newark, N.J., Joan has resided in Lake Como since 1955. She was employed as a secretary by Duffy Electronics, Belmar for over 15 years.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, George and Elizabeth Hughes, and her husband, William Alpaugh Sr. who died in 1999. She is survived by her son Dennis Alpaugh, Lake Como, N.J., her son and daughter-in-law, William Jr. and Kathleen Alpaugh, Shark River Hills, N.J. and her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Charles Rietzke, Cranford, N.J. She is also survived by her brothers and their spouses John "Jackie" and Fran Hughes, Metuchen, N.J. and Thomas "Sonny" and Florence Hughes, Waretown, N.J. Also, Joan's sister-in-law, Charlotte Nappa, Lake Como, N.J. Joan was the loving Grandmother of Michael Rietzke, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary Beth Cacciatore and her husband Michael, of Garwood, N.J., Kelsey and William Alpaugh III, Shark River Hills, N.J. and Great Grandmother of Abigail and Hannah Cacciatore.

All services are private under the direction of the O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joan's name to Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2013
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