Joan Rasmussen

Joan Rasmussen

AGE: 94 • Edison

Joan Rasmussen, 94, of Edison, passed away at home on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was born in Dover, England, in 1920.

While she was young, she joined the theatre, performing in Repertory for four years. She then joined the RAF at the start of WWII where she worked in the Transportation Division. She met her future husband, Donnell Rasmussen, in 1944 while he was in England serving in the US Army 29th Division. In 1950, she came to the United States, married Donnell, and settled in Perth Amboy where they lived until 1953 when they moved to Edison. She was a member of the Clara Barton Senior Citizens and an avid NY Yankees fan. She was predeceased by four sisters and one brother. Joan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Margaret Rasmussen of Brookfield, VT; her granddaughter, Abrah; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords, NJ 08863 followed by a 10:30 am Funeral Liturgy at Our Lady of Peace RC Church, Fords. Interment will be in Clover Leaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9-10 am. For directions or to send a message of condolence, visit our website at

Funeral Home

Flynn and Son Funeral Home
23 Ford Ave  Fords, NJ 08863
(732) 826-0358

Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 25, 2014