Joan Spence, She Wanted to Serve the Lord, Marry & Have a Family
Friday, October 12, 2007
(nee Chobert) of Woodbury Heights on October 8, 2007. Aged 76 years.
Joan was a humble individual with three simple life aspirations; she wanted to serve the Lord, marry and have a family.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Joan was a proud 1948 graduate of John W. Hallahan High. Joan and her family relocated to Woodbury Heights where she lived for 38 years. Prior to retirement in 1993, she worked for Sony Music, Pitman for nineteen years. A devout and faithful member of St. Margaret's Church, Joan served as a Eucharistic Minister and comfort minister.
Visiting nursing homes, making dinners for homeless shelters, donating food and clothing for the needy and visiting the sick were just some of the things Joan did unselfishly to help serve others. She was an active member of the Auxiliary of the Legion of Mary and Our Lady of Grace and Mercy rosary group.
Traveling with the members of Happy Tours and the Woodbury Heights Senior Citizen's group was something that Joan enjoyed very much.She loved to spend time in the kitchen baking and cooking and relaxing at the beach with her family.
She is the beloved wife of the late Robert Z.; devoted mother of Rita Youmans, Sandra Aumack-Maguire, Anita Tobin, Joan Mattson, Robert Z., Jr., Mary Beth Archer and Catherine Hawkins; dear sister of Clare Chobert; loving grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 2.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing 8-9:45 AM and Mass of Resurrection 10 AM, Saturday in St. Margaret RC Church, 3rd St. & Beech Ave., Woodbury Heights. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Swedesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Tributes and memories may be shared at: www.mcgfuneral.com McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME