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Joan (Eley) Whitney

AGE: 85 • Manasquan

Joan (Eley) Whitney, 85, of Manasquan, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at Rose Garden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Toms River, NJ.

Born in Newark, NJ, Joan was raised in East Orange. She also lived in Manasquan, Colonia, Nutley, and Upper Montclair.

Joan graduated from Clifford Scott High School, East Orange, where she played field hockey and softball. Following graduation in 1949, she moved with her parents to Manasquan, where she worked for Manasquan Savings & Loan.

Joan married in 1953 and raised her family in Upper Montclair. After returning to her beloved Manasquan in 1985, she worked at the Carter's Outlet in nearby Wall, where she loved interacting with customers. Following her retirement in 2005, the highlight of Joan's day was her daily car ride along the beaches of Manasquan and surrounding towns.

Joan is survived by her daughters, Suellen (Robert) Matthews of Toms River and Carol Whitney of Billerica, MA. She also leaves four grandchildren, Jay Kinslow, Corey Matthews, Daniel Kinslow, and Kelly Matthews.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, August 24, from 4 to 6 pm at Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St. Manasquan, NJ. For more information or to post a tribute, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 22, 2017
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