Joan MacDowell
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1:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
179 South Hillside Ave.
Succasunna, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Joan S. MacDowell

Joan S. MacDowell passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019 at the age of 86.

She was the daughter of the late Madeline & William Smith.

She was born in Kingston, NY and graduated from KHS class of 1949. She attended New Paltz State Teacher's College earning a Bachelor's degree in Education. She taught school for 8 years in the Uniondale, NY School System and at the same time earned her Master's Degree in Education-Administration from Hofstra College. She also worked at County College of Morris for 12 years as a counselor and retired in 1995.

She and her family moved to Roxbury Township in 1967. She was active in the Roxbury PTA and served as a crossing guard during the years her children attended school.

Since her retirement she devoted her time to volunteer work with Welkind Rehabilitation Hospital and the RSVP program of Morris County.

She loved her church and in 2008 received the David Paul Hegg II Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her many contributions to the church and the community.

She was an active member of the Ever Young Seniors of Roxbury and a member of the Roxbury AARP chapter, serving as treasurer for some time.

She was pre-deceased by her husband George H. MacDowell and daughter Meghan Hill. She is survived by her son Darren MacDowell (Beverly) & Jocelyn Grier (Ronald) as well as her four beautiful grandchildren Brianna, Garrett, Sean, Kaleigh and her great grandson Liam.

A memorial service will be held on April 13th at 1pm at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 179 South Hillside Avenue, Succasunna. Refreshments will be served directly following the service to welcome family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church or The American Heart Association.

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