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“Our thoughts and prayers to Dick and family during this sad day God bless you all. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Guy and Helen Cappello - wyckoff, NJ

“I am so sorry for your loss, Margaret. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love from NY. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Carmen Nardone - Coworker

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you during this difficult time. Sending you love from New York. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jodi Fischbein - Central Valley, NY

“Dear Margaret and Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Losing a loved one is so difficult to endure. I know you...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Phyllis Beverly - New Windsor, NY

“I am so sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Joan will always hold a special place in my heart. She was my sponsor when I was confirmed and I alway felt a special connection with her. Love you...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ann Mooradian - MD

“I am so sad to hear this. She was one of the greatest ladies I have ever met in my life. The most caring, loving and genuine person. RIP Joan. I will...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Brazen - PALM HARBOR, FL

“Thank you Aunt Joan for always, always being there for me. I will miss you terribly. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bowes - GLEN ELLYN, IL

“My sincere condolences to Joan's family "Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel, I shall miss you, my friend" ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rosemary Edwards, RN - Stuart

“Warmest condolences and heartfelt wishes to all. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Angela Wendkos Jackson - London


Joan D. Grimley, 88, passed away December 3, 2016, in the arms of her loving family.

Beloved wife of husband, Richard A. Grimley, Joan was born in New York, NY in July, 1928. As a young girl, Joan attended Miss Fine's School in Princeton, NJ (now Princeton Country Day School), followed with Briarcliff College and Hood College, and graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in New York, NY. Joan possessed a life-long love of music and literature and had the gift of a beautiful singing voice.

Joan and her husband of 62 years raised their family in Ridgewood, NJ. Her deepest joy came from her five children and numerous dear friends, as well as her passionate interest in children's issues, animals, and volunteer service with the Junior League of Bergen County, NJ, with special devotion to the Creative Children's Theatre, a former program of the Junior League, as well as the Forum School located in Waldwick, NJ.

Joan dedicated 13 years to Wyckoff Baptist Church in Wyckoff, NJ as a highly regarded Administrator to their Pastor at that time, Pastor Robert Hall. She continued her career for another three years in the same capacity at Christ Church in Ridgewood, NJ. Together, Joan and Richard were faithful members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Always the quintessential lady, she always lived her life with grace and understated elegance, and was revered by those she held dear who now survive her: Husband, Richard A. Grimley, Jupiter, FL; Margaret G. Summers, (Phil) Monroe, NY; Anne Bennett-Ciaglia (Vince), Tequesta, FL; David E. Grimley, (Michele), Pennington, NJ; John A. Grimley, (Laurie), East Stroudsburg, PA, and Joyce G. McDonnell, (Mike), of Rosemont, PA. Her eleven grandchildren, Tony, Meghan, Kaitlin, Anne, Ian, Brian, Declan, Michael, Chloe, Jordan and Leah, as well as her three great-grandchildren, Baylee, Avery and Dylan, shared a loving bond with Joan, who's ability to love unconditionally and with no bounds, was palpable in her presence.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Joan's name to Children International, 2000 E Red Bridge Road, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, MO 64121. A Memorial service will be scheduled for January, 2017, details of which can be obtained from Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, Jupiter, FL (561) 744-2030.