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Joan Marie Howell

April 28, 1938 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 82)


Joan Marie Howell, age 82, of Hamilton, NJ passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.  


She was born on April 28, 1938 in Somerville, NJ.   Joan was a long-time resident of Neshanic Station and resided in Hamilton with her daughter since February, moving from Princeton. 


She was the daughter of the late Lester and Amelia Morretti Whipert. 


Her husband, Robert ‘Sonny’ O. Howell, passed away in 1995 after 38 years of marriage.


Joan worked for many years as a Certified Nurse’s Aide atCarrier Clinic in Belle Mead, NJ.  Later she worked part-time for Foothill Acres Nursing Home in Hillsborough, NJ.  


Joan loved going to Atlantic City and doing word searches.  She also enjoyed taking long drives in the car and visiting with family and friends.  She adored her cat, Cole, as well as her two grand-dogs Samantha and Jake. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.


Survivors include three children; Peggy Howell of Hamilton, NJ, Robert Howell and his wife Karen of Hillsborough, NJ and Thomas Howell of Monroe, NC.  Five grandchildren; Robert Logan, Kayla Marie, Joshua Scott and his wife Monique, Jamie Leigh and Brandon Michael.  Two great-grandchildren; Destini and Kassidi.  She is also survived by one brother; Frankie ‘Mousie’ Whipert of Somerville, NJ.


Predeceased in addition to her husband by five siblings; Eleanor Sansone, Robert Whipert, Barbara Jean Baker, Jack Whipert and Richie Whipert.  


Calling hours will take place on Friday, January 1, 2021 from 2-4pm with Funeral Service at 4pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Interment will be private.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  

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January 1, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lebanon, Scarponi

Funeral Service
January 1, 2021

4:00 PM
Lebanon, Scarponi

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