Joan F. Corblies, 76, of Toms River, died peacefully “at home” in East Newark, surrounded by her loving family.
The beloved wife of 56 years to Thomas F. Corblies, Sr., Joan was born in Jersey City, N.J. to the late John and Mary Case. She grew up in Harrison and then moved to East Newark to raise her family, where her heart and home were always open to visitors. Joan later retired with her husband to Toms River, where she lived for the past 15 years.
A graduate of Holy Cross Commercial, Joan held numerous administrative positions at Bell Telephone, Otis Elevator, Guyon Steel, and West Hudson Hospital. She enjoyed walks to the bay, the boardwalk, crabbing, day trips to Atlantic City, and spending time with her lifelong friends, where they could be found sipping wine and laughing about their younger days.
The legacy of Joan’s strength, sense of family, charity, and humor will forever live on with her seven children, Joan Walsh, and her husband, Thomas, Colleen Evans, and her husband, Frank, Thomas, and his wife, Lisa, John, and his wife, Teresa, Kelly, Kathryn, and Miguel Gonzalez, and his wife, Brandy; her seventeen grandchildren, Brittani (Angel), Kurri (Pedro), Corey (Paula), Samantha, Brighid (Vincent), Ruaidhri, Deaglan, Christian, Melanie, Kelsey, Bailey, Kaitlyn, Daniel, Jack, Tyler, Charlize, and Alexis; and her 10 great-grandchildren, Liam, Hunter, Ian, Mya, Wyatt, Remy, Leighton, Blake, Delaney and Rayanne. She was the loving sister of Sr. Teresa Marian (the former Mary Case), Patricia Tighe, and her husband, Charles, and the late Frances Carratura. Joan is also survived by many nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, and countless friends of her children and grandchildren, all of whom loved her as their own.
Visitation will be on Fri., March 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at The Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, N.J. Services will begin on Sat., March 2 at 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Private cremation will follow. Memories and condolences may be shared at armitagewiggins.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Make-A-Wish – NJ Chapter, 1384 Perrineville Rd., Monroe Twp., N.J. 08831, nj.wish.org.