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Joan (cont)

Her job experiences included local and community and mental health nursing, cancer care, pain management, grief counseling, and psychosocial support to patients and their families at Hackensack Hospital. Joan worked for various hospitals which included Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University Hospital UMDNJ, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.

She held various professional positions including at the NJ Board of Nursing, NJ State Nurses Association, Society of Clinical Specialist, and association of death counseling.

She was awarded the C.A.R.E. AWARD for clinical practice by the NJ State Nurses Association, The State of NJ Governor’s Award for Nursing Excellence in Advance Practice, and the Clinical Practice Award from the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

She was a fierce advocate for her patients and their families especially in cancer care, pain management and the grief that often follows.

Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Richard L. Monaghan. She was the loving mother of, Anthony Farrell Monaghan and Dana; Sean Farrell Monaghan and Natalie; Erin Kate Koffer and Ken and is the cherished grandmother of Owen, Kate, Maeve, Blake, and Aidan. In addition, she is survived by her in-laws; Leo and Marilyn Monaghan. She was predeceased her sister, Marion Marrone. 

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