Joan T. Carey

March 19, 1931 - January 6, 2023
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119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Friday 1/13, 11:00 am
Manahath Cemetery
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Joan T. Carey (nee Threlfall) On January 6, 2023 of Washington Twp.  Age 91.  Beloved wife of the late William R.  Devoted mother of William G. (Susan), Peter T. (Geraldine), Michael R. (Jennifer), and Robert W. (Ramona) Carey.  Loving grandmother of Jenna, Thomas, Elise, Joseph, Anthony, Daniel, Tara, Emily, Courtney, Timothy, Vincent, Christopher, John, andContinue Reading

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Cookie Mosco left a message on April 2, 2023:
Dear Carey Family: My deepest sympathy to Joan and Bill’s family. I am shocked to know that Joan passed. By reading her obituary, I spoke to her not long before she passed. I am so saddened. ? We lived a door away from her at Parke Place. But I moved from there in 2018, I’m in Wallingford, Pa now. She was one of my favorite ppl there. After I left Sewell, we called each other occasionally and I always enjoyed our conversations and Joan would update me on the neighbors. On Saturday, April 1, 2023, I was in the area with my family and Grandaughter Marie who will be 13 this month stopped by the house and rang her bell not knowing that my dear friend had passed on. I even called but to no avail. I wanted her to meet my granddaughter Marie whom Joan had only knew as a baby and Toddler. During our last conversation Joan had told me that she had only remembered Marie by her big beautiful blue eyes. I’m heartbroken that she didn’t get the opportunity to meet my Marie when we stopped by on Saturday. Marie was looking forward to meeting up with Joan. With that being said, I will miss you and our conversations my dear friend with kind and loving thoughts. May you rest easy Joan. ❤️???
Fran Mello left a message on January 13, 2023:
So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Fran Mello
Keith Threlfall left a message on January 12, 2023:
Aunt Joan and uncle Bill and my cousins Billy,Peter, Mike and Bobby are part of my own story as far back as I can remember. I have so many good memories of family get togethers and special occasions,holiday dinners. Joan will be missed by all who knew her, I will miss her bright intelligent eyes and her sweet loving nature. Joan made a copy of a photo showing Bill and my dad playing baseball when they were teenagers and gave it to my mom, just one small example of Joan's kindness.. I love that picture.. Joan was a hard worker and always kept an immaculate home as well.. I will miss her and uncle Bill and my dad and my brother for the rest of my days..
Bill Carey left a message on January 12, 2023:
Momma was the glue that held this family together through good times and bad. She supported our Dad and her sons, daughters in law and grandchildren to the max. Personally through challenges as a kid growing up, frustrations dealing with career and the loss of a child she could be counted on to listen, comfort and and provide useful advice. Mom could detect bs a mile away and we learned not to try and snow her. She could hear the truth in our voices. She made the best damn french toast in the world. I will miss our Sunday breakfasts together when we would talk and she would weigh me down with half a loaf of bread and ask me if I was full yet. Mom lived a full life and got as much out of life as any person can. For that I am happy. Rest easy Mom.
Bob left a message on January 10, 2023:
Remember how you would wait up at night for us boys to come home? And that night I came running up the back stairs after a few beverages and ran you over? Well, I am sorry!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jennifer Carey left a message on January 10, 2023:
Joan, Nana, Momma, To me, heaven is not a place in the sky where you sit on a cloud smiling down upon your loved ones. You are here with us; heaven is the tiny pieces that you left behind that live on inside of those you’ve loved. You left many pieces: your poise and self-control, your patience — you made raising 4 boys look like a walk in the park!—your beauty, your wisdom, your courage during challenging times, your quick wit—I could go on and on. The piece you left with me is how to be a true woman of substance. At the end, you told me you wished you’d known me sooner and could have had me as a daughter. I told you I would have been proud to be your daughter — because then I would have been raised with you as my mom! I told you I wished I could be half the woman you were. As someone who grew up without a loving mom, I appreciate you so much more. Thank you for the precious time we had together and the enormous impact you made in my life. You filled a void— filled the hole in my heart with love, made my shell less brittle, made me see things in a new way. For that, I am grateful more than you will ever know. The best I can do is to strive to pay it forward, in your honor. Rest in peace, my Joan, my mentor, my friend, my mother, my angel.
Ramona Carey left a message on January 10, 2023:
A long long time ago, back in the 80’s, I working at CIGNA and a friend of mine was showing a picture of her baby’s baptism. I was told that the lovely lady in the photo, was holding her first grandchild. I remember looking at that pic a little longer and jokingly said that I would love to be part of this loving family. The universe heard me and some years later I married Joan’s youngest son Bob. My friend became my sister in law and Joan became my Mother in Law. Joan became know as NANA to all of us and In the many years we have know her, she was always so kind, so loving, witty and so very sharp. Joan knew so much without asking any questions…she just had to look at you and get a quick glance of the surroundings and come up with a probable conclusion and she was always right! Nana was a Smart cookie too, jumping in on any new technology and knowing the stock market lol. We enjoyed our lives together and shared many Sunday dinners where we shared priceless stores and even some secrets. We lassoed her into a lot of sports games and concert activists and she bought a lot of Girl Scout cookies each year lol. In the end, we heard her say a lot..that she lived a good life and I have to agree she really did. I will miss the special bond we shared and my family will hurt for a long time, but will carry on her wonderful legacy of love. Missing you always and Loving you always Ramona
Peter left a message on January 10, 2023:
Very well said by my brother Mikal. Mom, you could have been anything in the world and you chose to be a devoted wife, Mom to four boys and Nana to lots of grandkids and great grandkids. After 40 years of being a cop, I learned that three of the most important attributes of a truly remarkable person are Compassion, Common Sense, and a Sense of Humor. The compassion and care you showed to Dad (Moose) in recent years set a lifelong example for all of us. You were always kind, patient and caring. The common sense and direction you shared with us knucklehead boys was spot-on, even when we didn’t want to hear it. Whatever the issue or problem was, you got it and helped us set the course. And your sense of humor and wit was quick, funny but always positive. I don’t have the right words to adequately say thank you. I’ll miss our talks, getting to see you now and then, and knowing you were always there for me. I will see you again someday. I hope Heaven has a restaurant as good as the Crab Trap, or someone is in big trouble. I love you Mom. Peter
Mikal left a message on January 9, 2023:
Mom, I appreciate everything you've done for me from childhood thru now and the time we've spent together. I've enjoyed the good times we've had and just the long phone calls and laughs we shared. You were a model of inspiration to others and I am so lucky to have been part of your life and more importantly that you were part of mine. I know you'll still be watching over us and reminding us of things long overdue. You are now at Peace and in the grace of God and walk with Moose. Mom I love you and will miss you! Mikal
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