Jones, Joan Anne (McCarten), - 74, of Galloway Twp., passed away unexpectedly, on November 28th, 2016. She was born to John and Anna McCarten in Philadelphia, PA. She was the second youngest of six children. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Frank Jones; daughter, Susan Ruggeri; and granddaughter, Michelle Ruggeri. She is survived by her children: Joan (Steven) Dunn, Francis (Karen) Jones, and David Jones; grandchildren: Gregory Dunn, Stephanie (Randy) Gibbs, Joseph Ruggeri, Frances (Erick) Segui, Thomas Jones, Mathew Dunn, Christopher Jones, and 15 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Joan devoted her life to the care of those in need. She was self-employed, as business owner of Bayview Cottages, a residential care facility and boarding home, since 1977. Bayview Cottages was originally founded by her mother, Anna McCarten, in the 1960s. Joan continued her mother's legacy of helping others. She also was former co-proprietor and co-owner of two SMWIA local 27 union food service equipment installers, Hilltop Industries and Bayview Installations. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends, traveling, and broadway shows. A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 1-3 PM at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, where services will be held at 3 PM. Burial will be private. (Info and condolences: www.boakesfuneralhome.com)

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Michelle Bell

My sincere sympathy to you and your dear love ones. May you find comfort in these words found at 1Cor. 1:3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. The comfort that we can get from God regarding our decease is that at John 5:28-29 talks about a resurrection hope on earth. So the resurrection tells us about Jehovah's love and undeserved kindness. If you want to learn more, please go to JW.org.

Victoria Champion

Ronnie and I are very sadden. Aunt Joan was a wonderful lady. She and my Mom will be watching over us. So very sorry for your loss.

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