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Joy-anne Chesnick, 67, of Kearny, NJ, died Wednesday June 19th, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. She was the wife of Alphonse Chesick.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, daughter of the late James H. and Irene Corlett Carberry, Jr., Joy lived in Kearny her entire life, but since childhood, she spent many wonderful summers at Lewis Lake in Union Dale. She was a graduate of Kearny High School, Class of 1970 and Northland College, Class of 1974. Joy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Kearny, NJ, where she served as a Deacon and a church Elder. Joy was employed as the office manager in her brother’s dental office for over 30 years in Bloomfield, NJ. She later worked as an office and dental assistant for Dr. Joseph A. Loboda, Jr., in Kearney for seven years until her retirement. She also served on the board of directors of the Job Haines Home, Bloomfield.
Also surviving is a brother: James Carberry, Ware, MA; a sister-in-law: Pauline Nadzak, Browndale; a special niece: Marleen Bliznik and her husband Butch, as well as several other nieces and nephews.; and her best friends for over 40 years: Susan Utsch, Mary Lou Sommer, Anne Remington, Carol Aguilera, Sheree Dranchak and her Pastor Elaine Connolly.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved brother: Dr. Thomas R. Carberry, and her “bestest” friends: Sharon Glenn and Annie Abrams.
Graveside services will be held Thursday June 27th at Noon in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Susquehanna St., Forest City. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St. Forest City.
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