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Joan Powers Maloney

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Joan Powers Maloney

Cranford - Joan Powers Maloney of Cranford passed away on February 6, 2018 At Overlook Medical Center, Summit.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1-4 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West, Cranford. A service will be held at the funeral home Monday, 10:30 am. Interment in Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth.

She was born in New York City to the late James T. Powers and Martha M. Powers. She graduated from Berkeley Business School and became administrator assistant to a vice president at the New York Life Insurance Company. While working there, she went on a blind date and met and married the love of her life Bob. Together for 52 years they set on the journey of life together, having a family of four children. Joan returned to the workforce and managed the news articles for the Cranford Citizen and Chronicle. She eventually left there and worked for the Biggs Insurance Agency. One of her joys was gardening. She joined the Four Seasons Garden Club and became their president. She was an avid reader and loved to cruise with her husband. Then after a long illness and he passed, she Decided to return to Overlook Medical Center and volunteer her time as others had done before her.

She is survived by her children Virginia Castillo (Chuck), James Maloney (Mercy), Kathleen Oerfradi (Michael), and Robert; she also leaves her sister Beverly Knox (John) and beloved grandchildren Sean, Andrew, James, and Melissa, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 9, 2018
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