Joan Rich

Joan Rich

Be it a foster child in need of a mother, a homeless person in need of a meal or a person with no roof over their heads, many a person in cold situations knew Joan’s warmth. And she gave generously to all kinds of causes: St. Jude, Operation Smile and prison fellowship amongst others. She prayed the rosary every night and enjoyed religious shows on her T.V. Joan kept in touch with everyone on the phone so much that her hands took the shape of her smart phone. She loved to dance, the music from the 50’s (Platters, Elvis) and heading down to Miami for some fun in the sun.
She was the wife of the late Edward; mother of Patricia Dunn (James) and the late Michael; grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 7. Joan is survived by her brother Charles Jerla and her sister, Betty Young. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Joseph Jerla.
Come celebrate 82 great years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich.


  1. Anna Cunningham says:

    Joanie you were a wonderful person, you will be missed. Always have good memories of you.
    When I would see you. You are at peace with your love ones. Sorry I didn’t get to see you Always remember you. Love Always cousin Anna.

  2. Pat (Jerla) Davenport says:

    God bless you Aunt Joan. You had a big heart for every/anyone. l miss your laugh. Always in our hearts. Love you.

  3. Laura A. Coccia says:

    Thank you Joan for the laughs, love and kindness you had for so many reasons and to so many folks, Joan
    myself included.
    Love and best wishes to your family

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