Joanne M. Drew, 69, of Holmdel, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 with her loving sister by her side. She was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ and moved to Aberdeen NJ in 1976. She was an avid Beatles fan and saw them perform live at Shea Stadium in 1965. Joanne loved puzzles, word searches and going out to dinner. For 35 years she worked at the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation in Eatontown, NJ.
Joanne was predeceased by her parents Anne and Fred Drew. She is survived by her sister Judith Switaj and her husband Paul; her aunt Ann Stewart; her nephews Brian and Mark; several cousins and her devoted caregiver Karen Fornes.
A visitation will be held Friday, January 21st from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Rd, Holmdel, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 AM at St. Benedicts RC Church, 165 Bethany Rd, Holmdel, NJ. An entombment will follow at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Marlboro, NJ.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Joanne’s name be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. To leave a message of condolence or to share a favorite memory, please visit Joanne’s page at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com