Joan Marie Keogh of Rumson, New Jersey, died on Sunday, May 14, 2023 after a very long fight with a form of Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Joan is survived by her husband, William M. Keogh of Rumson, NJ, her children, Brian M. Keogh of Hazlet, NJ, Maureen Keogh D’Amato and her husband Matthew J. D’Amato of Oceanport, NJ, her grandchildren, Jackson and Zachary Keogh, Carter and William D’Amato. Also surviving are Joan’s siblings, John and Cathy Farrell of Vienna, VA; Paul and Karen Farrell of Spring Lake Heights, NJ; Timothy and Diane Farrell of Bayside, NY and Dennis and Norma Farrell of Queens, NY and her loving nieces and nephews.
Joan Marie Keogh was born in Queens, NY to Harold and Frances Farrell. She grew up in a large family consisting of four brothers and one sister. After high school, she started working for General Motors in New York, NY. While working at General Motors, she met her husband, William Keogh. Joan and William Keogh wed on May 5, 1973 at St Bonaventure of Queens, NY.
Joan was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister and friend. Prior to her illness, Joan enjoyed spending time gardening, needlepoint work, cooking, and enjoying the beach. She used to ski with her family and take summer trips to Maine.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17th from 5-7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 18th at 10am at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Ave Rumson, NJ 07760. In remembrance of Joan Marie Keogh, those who wish may make contributions to the Joan Dancy Foundation: Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation | Helping (joandancyandpals.org).