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Joy Barker Connelly

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Joy Barker Connelly

AGE: 48 • Keansburg

Joy Barker Connelly went to heaven on Friday June 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Trenton and grew up in Hamilton Township. Joy was a graduate from Steinert High School. She worked for the State of NJ for over 20 years. She left there 10 years ago for her "happy job" as a waitress at IHOP in Keyport. She loved her co-workers and customers and they became her second family that she loved and cherished.

Joy is predeceased by her father Robert W. Barker.

Joy is survived by her son Jonathan Raymond Barker and her daughter Ashley Ann Connelly. Her Mother Virginia Barnes Barker, her siblings Wanda Bottoms, Pamela Koziczynski, Virginia "Ginny" Barker and Robert Barker, also her ex-husband George Connelly, her grandson and love of her life, Jack Ryan Smith. Joy also leaves behind her beloved nieces, nephews, loving aunt and uncle, cousins and friends. Joy was the best daughter, sister, mother, nana, and waitress who had a way with words and she gave that look that "said it all". She will be greatly missed. Spread your wings and fly high Joy..... There will be a memorial gathering in July. Friends and family will be invited. Condolences may be sent to her family by visiting
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 30, 2017
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