Joan Dorsa

Joan Dorsa

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Joan Elizabeth Dorsa, 80, passed away peacefully on Feb 17th, 2019 at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ after spending her final days surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born on June 18, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ and grew up there until graduating from William L. Dickinson High School.

She met her husband, Bill Dorsa, at a local dance and after just one look he proclaimed to his best friend "that is the girl I'm going to marry". Last year they celebrated 60 years of marriage, and together they created a large, loving family.

Through her life, Joan worked in various fields such as a waitress, as well as for the school system as custodian and bus driver. She was extremely close with her older sister and best friend Dorothy, and together with her husband Bill raised 4 loving children. Her greatest joy in life was to be surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joan will be truly missed and is survived by her daughter Cathleen and Robert Locke, son James and Ellen Dorsa, son William and Linda Dorsa, son Michael Granat; grandchildren Jessica and Spencer Thein, Brittany and Richard Bayer, Robert and Anna Locke, Bridget Dorsa, James and Ashley Dorsa, Michael and Jordan Dorsa, Elizabeth Dorsa, Laura Dorsa and Nick Alimurat; great-grandchildren Savannah, Iris, Henry, and Stella, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband William Dorsa as well as her daughter, Melissa Granat.

Joan will be reposing at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home 1735 Rt. 35, Middletown, NJ 07748 on Tuesday February 19, 2019 from 4 – 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at The Church of Saint Catherine Laboure in Middletown, NJ.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home
    1735 Rt 35
    MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07748
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Catherine Laboure'
    110 Bray Avenue
    MIDDLETOWN, NJ 07748
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Private Condolence

Kathleen DiBlasi

Posted at 09:15am
Cousin Joannie was well loved by all. I know Aunt Dolly welcomed her home with open arms. Rest Well!

Sharon and Bud Coates on

Posted at 01:26am
So many sweet memories of you and our families ❤️ Exercise Class and burgers, fries and Ice cream after class ...we always wondered why can't we lose weight. IF we did lose weight it was from all the laughing.
You will be missed by so many.
Rest in peace, dear one. 💟

Godchild Colleen

Posted at 04:04pm
Love you lots Aunt Joanie, the world is a better place because you were part of it
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Tom McDonnell

Posted at 09:59am
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