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DIVENY Joanne Marie
Birth: 2 Nov 1951 Montclair, Essex Co., N.J.
Death: 16 Feb 2016 N.J.
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Joanne Marie Garifo
Systems analyst and West Orange wife and mother who relaxed near the ocean, 64
Joanne Marie Garifo (nee Diveny), 64, of West Orange, N.J. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.
Visiting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. Funeral
Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Ave., West Orange. Letters of condolence may be
posted at danglerfuneralhome.com.
Joanne was born in Montclair, N.J., and was a lifelong resident of West Orange.
After graduating with a B.A. in education from Seton Hall University, she was a systems analyst working for
Prudential Financial in Roseland, N.J. Prior to that, she worked at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J.
Joanne was a voracious reader who would read more than one book a week. She loved sitting in the sun on
her front porch, with a glass of white wine, and vacationing at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., where she could
relax under an umbrella and enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean.
Joanne was very proud of her sons and eagerly looked forward to becoming a "Grammie."
Joanne was the beloved wife of 35 years of Joe Garifo; cherished daughter of the late John and Anne Marie
Diveny; devoted mother of Matthew and his wife, Erin, Kevin, and the late Anthony "AJ"; loving sister of Br.
Paul Diveny, O.S.B., Mary Diveny Loftus and her late husband, Patrick, Theresa Dempsey and her
husband, Ray, and Carol Crate and her husband, Robert. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne's name to the Community Food Bank of N.J., 31
Terminal Road, Hillside, N.J. 07205.
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Saturday, February 20, 2016
DIVENY John ()
----- Anne Marie ()
DIVENY Joanne Marie (2 Nov 1951 - 16 Feb 2016)
Marriage To GARIFO Joseph C. ()
GARIFO Joseph J. (11 Apr 1922 - 11 Dec 1981)
LEMONS Rita Lou (8 Feb 1923 - 23 Feb 2001)
Children by GARIFO Joseph C.
GARIFO Matthew M. ()
GARIFO Kevin J. ()
GARIFO Anthony John (4 Nov 1989 - 27 Mar 1992)
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