January 21, 1932 - April 16, 2019
Joan D. Barnett, 87, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019 at her home in Lawrenceville, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 21, 1932 to John and Pearl Barron. Joan was a resident of both NJ and FL. She attended Misericordia School of Nursing where she earned her RN, and spent much of her career caring for patients with drug addictions and mental illness. Joan's most fulfilling work, however, was caring for hospice patients on Long Beach Island. She was actively involved at St. Peters Church in Deland, FL, where she attended Adoration and maintained their flower gardens, which were dedicated to her late husband, William Barnett, Sr. From a young age she had a special relationship with Sister Katherine Drexel, who was later canonized a Saint. She is survived by her 12 beloved children, Joseph Mooney, Robbinsville, NJ, Timothy Mooney (Christine), Deltona, FL, Paul Mooney (Lisa), Virginia Beach, VA, Colleen Muro (Anthony), Bordentown, NJ, Maryellen Murray (James), Trenton, NJ, Michelle Mooney, Barnegat, NJ, Brian Mooney (Kimberly), Millstone Twp., NJ, Carolanne Fessler (Glenn), Manahawkin, NJ, Joanne MacHugh, Barnegat, NJ, Tina Mast (Robert), Cape May, NJ, Scott Mooney, Egg Harbor City, NJ and Craig Mooney, Pennington, NJ. Joan is also survived by her step-children, Gregory Barnett (Rita), Ewing Twp., NJ, Linda Vizzini (James), Naples, FL, Kathy Little, Kerhonkson, NY, and William Barnett Jr. (Karon), Ewing Twp., NJ. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen McMenamin (Francis), Aston, PA, 38 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Dick Gagne. She is predeceased by her husband, William P. Barnett, Sr., parents, John and Pearl, sister, Margaret Knowles and her husband Charles Knowles, Sr., nephews, Kevin McMenamin and Charles Knowles, Jr., great-nephew, John Knowles, Jr. and son-in-law, Stephen MacHugh. A mass of remembrance will be held on May 3, 2019 at 11am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beachview Ave, Manahawkin, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a contribution be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.
Joan D. Barnett, 87, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019 at her home in Lawrenceville, NJ. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 21, 1932 to John and Pearl Barron. Joan was a resident of both NJ and FL. She attended Misericordia... View Obituary & Service Information
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