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Joan Marie Luciano

Middletown - Joan Marie Luciano, 78, of Middletown, NJ, died at her home on March 10, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank and Jean Ragusi, Joan moved with her husband and children to Middletown, NJ in 1969. Graduating with honors from Lafayette High School, Bensonhurst, her first job was the Executive Secretary to the Vice President of FAO Schwartz. Joan worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Ted Genola Construction Company and then Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Joan began in staff accounting at Mack-Cali and was soon promoted to office manager and later property manager at their Delran, NJ complex. After moving back to Shady Oaks Village, Joan was elected President of the Condominium Board and served two terms before resigning her position to lead the staff as the office manager.

Joan was a member of the Dante Alighieri Society and a Cub and Girl Scout Leader. She was a reading tutor at New Monmouth School in an early program focused on helping the youngest students. She enjoyed playing tennis and was a competitive player in many women's indoor leagues. Joan loved the beach, traveling and her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Jaegel; her son, Neil Luciano; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Janine and Stephen Labrum and Lori Ann and Paul Durnien; her four grandsons: Philip Labrum, Matthew Durnien, Christopher Durnien, Brian Durnien; her first husband, Peter Luciano; her sister, Frances Kuhar; her brother-in-law, John Kuhar; her sister-in-law, Lorraine Passero; her nieces: Lorraine Luciano, Lynn Sileo, Kim Pekol, Kymberly Passero; and her nephew, Michael Kuhar.

Joan was preceded in death by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vincent and Ann Lou Luciano; brother-in-law, Anthony Bravate; her niece, Ann Lou Copertino; and her nephew and Godson, Kenneth Kuhar.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 8:30 am at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Wednesday, March 14, at 10 am at St. Jerome RC Church, Wall St., West Long Branch.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 12, 2018
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