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Joan Longstreet Herman

AGE: 84 • Point Pleasant

Joan Longstreet Herman, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after a brief illness. Born Joan Shaughnessy during the Great Depression, one of eleven children of James and Catherine Shaughnessy, she lived her entire life in Point Pleasant. Widowed at age 36, she bravely and alone raised her three grateful children.

Joan was a lifelong communicant of Saint Peter's Church, and a former member of the PTA, Rosary Altar Society, Glorious Years, Senior Beehive, and Bereavement Group there. She also volunteered her time to Saint Peter's Religious Education program, Point Pleasant Hospital, and Claremont Center nursing home.

She is survived by her devoted children, James H. (Caroline) Longstreet of Elmhurst, Illinois, Teri (Robert) Longstreet Poff of Brick, and Paul (Mary) Longstreet of Point Pleasant; precious grandchildren, Abigail (Austin) Kennedy, James B. (Brekke Bounds) Longstreet, Brendan Poff, and Megan, Molly Joan and John Longstreet; infant great-granddaughter, Ada Joan Kennedy; faithful brothers and sister, Paul, Francis and Michael Shaughnessy, and Alice Bembridge; many loving nieces and nephews; along with a raft of peerless, treasured hand-sewn quilts.

She was preceded in death by cherished husbands, LeRoy Longstreet and Edward Herman, and beloved brothers and sisters, James, Mary, Catherine, Margaret, John, and Nancy.

Joan will be fondly remembered by all who knew her as an unfailing instrument of God's peace. Her family thanks the staffs of Claremont Center and Holy Redeemer Hospice for the constant and tender care they provided.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road. At 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Church, 406 Forman Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, followed by interment at Saint Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt. For online condolences to the family, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 30, 2014
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