She had a wonderful zest for life and loved her family very much Joan Louise Liddy Burd, 91, of Far Hills passed away peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021 at her home. She was born in Bernardsville on May 2, 1930 a daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Louise Debert Liddy. She grew up in Bernardsville and had lived in California for 5 years before moving to Far Hills 57 years ago. Joan was a 1947 graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville. Mrs. Burd was a personnel analyst employed by New Jersey Bell, Pacific Bell and AT&T over a 30 year period retiring from the Basking Ridge office in 1992. She was a member of the AT&T Pioneers of America and a communicant of St. Elizabeth Church in Far Hills. She loved travelling and had travelled all over the world. She also loved to decorate and go antiquing. Joan had a wonderful zest for life and loved her family very much. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Burd, who died in November 2004; by a son, Kevin F. Burd, who died August 13, 2016; and by a sister, Bernice C. Luithle, who died June 6, 2020. Mrs. Burd is survived by her daughter, Bonnie M. Burd of Far Hills; a brother, John J. Liddy, Jr. of Oak Ridge; a sister, Dorothy O'Connor of Phoenix, AZ; and by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit at Layton Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Bedminster on Wednesday, October 20 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. A private family service and entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Far Hills - Bedminster First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 834, Far Hills, NJ 07931 or to the Far Hills - Bedminster Fire Department, 100 Miller Lane, Bedminster, NJ 07921. Layton Funeral Home 475 Main Street Bedminster, NJ 07921 (908) 234-0766
Published by The Star-Ledger from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.