Joan Alice Gagliano, age 92, of Toms River died on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Complete Care at Green Acres, Toms River. Born in Jersey City, she lived there until moving to Hazlet in 1957. She moved to Holiday City West, Berkeley Township, in 1987.
Mrs. Gagliano was a telephone operator for Bell Labs, Holmdel, from 1962 until retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church, Berkeley Township, and was a former member of the Altar Rosary Society at Holy Family Church, Union Beach.
Her husband, Angelo, died in 1985. She is survived by her sons, Richard and his wife Drusilla of Manchester, and Michael and his wife Colleen of Toms River; her grandchildren, Andrea Burger, Aimee Roma, Allison Wujicak, Jennifer Bajor, and Megan McCormack; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Hight.
Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8pm at the Horizon Funeral and Cremation Services, 1329 Route 37 West, Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church. Cremation will be private.
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