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Joan Emerson

February 7, 2024

Joan Emerson Obituary

   Joan Emerson, 92, of Hazlet, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Joan later made Hazlet, NJ her home, where she was a Domestic Engineer who raised 6 children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, sleeping, playing cards, board games and winning. 
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and daughters Nancy Walen and Christine Baker. She is survived by her children; Donald Emerson & his partner Sally Rivera, Michael Emerson & his partner Tammy Tanski, Joan Emerson, and Irene Burke & her husband Stephen. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren; Jessica Baker, Kim Pearson, Alicia Baker, Corey Walen, Kaitlin Saito, Olivia Burke-Heyne, Danielle Burke and Daltyn, Nash & Austin Horak. Additionally, she leaves behind 11 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass honoring Joan's life will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church in Keyport, followed by entombment at Holmdel Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association at


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February 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place
Keyport, NJ 07735

February 13, 2024

9:00 AM to 9:45 PM
Day Funeral Home
361 Maple Place
Keyport, NJ 07735

Funeral Mass
February 13, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Joseph RC Church
376 Maple Place
Keyport, New Jersey 07735

Mausoleum Entombment
February 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Holmdel Cemetery
900 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733


Alzheimer's Association
230 Vreeland Road, Suite 105, Florham Park NJ 04632


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