Joan A. Diodato
AGE: 67 • Marlton
Joan Ann Diodato of Marlton, New Jersey passed away on April 14, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in South Philadelphia after a long illness. Joan was the successful owner and operator of "Delfino Imports" in Marlton, NJ for many years. Her devoted customers became her friends. To them she will be forever in their thoughts. Her love for animals always brought her to shelters, instantly loving the abused and unwanted and knowing in her heart she would care for them unconditionally and they her. She will be sadly missed by her dog, Giuseppe, who adored her. Her other love in life was her cooking. Anyone who came to her table for the Holidays or simply for dinner walked away wanting her recipes. Joan was a loving mother to her son, Tre, whom she cherished and devoted her life to raising. Her loving and devoted mother, Gloria, will miss the special times they shared together. Joan loved her mom dearly. From her friends: Deb Biczel, Katie Brennan, Charlene DelFico, Rose Desarro, and Linda Johnson, who stood by her side throughout her illness, we carry a heavy heart for the loss of an extraordinary woman, mother, and true friend. Joan is survived by her son, Edward R. Howe (Tre), of Bluffton, SC and her mother, Gloria Diodato, of Marlton. She will be sadly missed by her step-daughter Sandra Jackson and grandson Callum Jackson; dear friends Ed and Amelia Howe; brother-in-law Bob Wall; Niece Michelle Hike and great nieces Jiacenda, Azure, and Madeline; nephew Bob Hisler and wife Michelle and children; cousin Tony Prestianne; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may pay their respects on Monday April 21, from 11:00 am -12:00 noon at the Bradley Funeral Home, Rt. 73 & Evesham Rd., Marlton, NJ. Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon at the funeral home on Monday. Interment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 and/or Lakeside Kennel and Cattery, 341 New Jersey 73, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043.