Joan Marie Morocco Ungrady
Joan Marie Morocco Ungrady, 55, of Ewing passed away to the Lord on February 3, 2014, the Feast Day of St. Blaise, after a tragic illness brought on by her struggles with breast cancer.
Joan grew to be a person who was highly knowledgeable and wise in matters of life by celebrating it in various ways. She traveled extensively, mainly on her own, and forged close, personal relationships with people from all over the world, easily befriending them with her warmth, compassion, beauty, charm, sense of humor, joy for life and had a huge capacity for the love of animals.
She worked for and retired from General Motors and was known as “Joanie” to her coworkers, many of whom became friends for life. She was an especially loving “Aunt Joan” to her nieces and nephews, and a tremendously beloved wife, daughter, sister and relative, and equally returned her love to each of them.
Daughter of the late Margaret Bernard Morocco, she is survived by her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Ungrady; her father and step-mother, Daniel E. Sr. and Betty Morocco of Ewing,; her twin sister, Jean Morocco Ritota, her husband Richard of Toms River, and their family, Michael and Cole; four brothers, Daniel E. Morocco Jr., his wife Meg of Pennington, and their family, Kristin and Kimberly; Michael Morocco and his wife Jeanette of Skillman; James D. Morocco, wife Paula of Hamilton and their family, Candace and Jimmy, and Patrick J. Morocco, his wife Peg of Syracuse, NY and their family, Mary, Lisa, Patrick and Peggy; also, many other close relatives.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 7th, from 5 until 8PM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ 08628. The burial will follow in the Ewing Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Caritas of Birmingham, 100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Dr., Sterrett, AL 35147 www.caritasofbirmingham.org.
Posted on 04 Feb 2014 by MFH