Josephine "Joy" Neary
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AGE: 75 • Chadds Ford, PA
Josephine "Joy" (nee Conway) Neary, of Chadds Ford, PA, age 75, on June 16, 2014. Born to the late James and Jane (Furnari) Conway in Scranton, PA, she was a resident of Chadds Ford for the past 43 years. Joy was a graduate of West Scranton High School and received her R.N. degree from Scranton State Hospital. After working in NYC as an operating room nurse, she spent 27 years at Bowling Green Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center as an RN, retiring in 2012. She was known for her keen sense of humor and story telling, and enjoyed traveling and crocheting, but most importantly, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, all of whom made her very proud.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her nephew, James Conway. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Steven Sr.) Blumberg of Bear, DE, Colleen Neary of Media, PA, and Bryan Neary of Wayne, PA; as well as her 5 grandchildren, Steven Jr., Daniel, Nathan, Bryan Jr. and Moira. She is also survived by her companion of many years, Richard Cavallaro; her brother, James Conway (Patricia) of Dunmore, PA; her uncle, Philip Furnari of Dunmore and two nieces. She was also "Grandma Joy" to Keira and Kella Smith.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, 6-8PM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, PA. Funeral Mass: Thursday, 10:00AM at St. Cornelius Church, 110 Ridge Rd., Chadds Ford, PA. Graveside Services: Thursday, 2:30PM at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore, PA. Contributions: Heartland Hospice of Delaware, 5661 Ochletree lane, Wilmington, DE 19808. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com
Pagano Funeral Home
3711 Foulk Rd Garnet Valley, PA 19060
Published in The News Journal on June 17, 2014