Joan Dee Gagnon


Joan Gagnon, 88, of Point Pleasant Beach, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021.


Born in Garrett, IN to the late Virgil and Reba Swalley, she lived there and in Point Pleasant Beach for most of her life.  She was retired from the Ocean County Library, Point Pleasant Beach.


Joan was a needlework artist, skilled quilter, and craft creator. She was also an Allaire State Park volunteer; avid reader; and former Girl Scout and Girl Scout Leader.


She is survived by her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, Max; three daughters, Joyce Brody and husband, Richard, Carol Dempsey and husband, Guy, and Sandra Vazquez and husband, Rick; one son, Kris Gagnon and wife, Gail; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Andrew, Rebecca, Mark, Henry, Isabella, Melissa, and Christopher; and five great-grandchildren, Claire, Piper, Emma, Oliver, and Samantha.


At 12:30 p.m., Monday, December 6 a service will be held at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road, followed by interment at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her memory to either Friends of the Library or the Girl Scouts of America  


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