BRENNAN, JOAN E.
A funeral mass was offered Feb. 27 at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Hoboken, for Joan E. Brennan, 81, of Lavallette, formerly of Hoboken. She passed away Feb. 19 at the Community Hospital in Toms River. Born in Jersey City, Joan lived most of her life in Hoboken and Secaucus, before moving to Lavallette in 2001. After graduating from Berkeley Secretarial School, Joan worked at Conde Nast Publications, and taught at Our Lady of Grace School. A majority of her career was spent working with the City of Hoboken, in the Law Department, and the City Clerk’s Office. In 1986 she retired as the Assistant City Clerk. Hoboken Municipal Clerk, James J. Farina said “She worked for the City of Hoboken for over 35 years, she retired in 1986. She spent many late nights during city council meetings, and back then there were no audio tapes, CD’s, DVD’s to record the meetings. She did everything by ‘short hand’ which most people today do not know the terminology. She would then transcribe them into actual city council minutes which are archived in the Clerk’s office.” Joan enjoyed her retirement in Lavallette as an active member of the community. She volunteered most of her time with the Lavallette Senior Citizens, and the Volunteer First Aid Auxiliary. Mrs. Brennan was an avid parishioner of the St. PioPietrelcina R.C. Church. She was also awarded Bocce Ball Champion in Lavallette. A Yankee Fan, Joan loved to spend her spare time knitting, and sitting on the porch with her friends.She was predeceased by her Husband John J. Brennan. She will be missed by two daughters Maureen Caprio, and Joni Brennan; five grandchildren Angelo, John, Colleen, Sean, and Ryan; and her niece and nephew Kerry and Albert Ganter. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.