Joan K. Hunt (nee Sherry), age 87, of Drexel Hill, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, September 19th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born July 27, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Emmett and Marie Sherry (nee O’Hara). A graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Moylan, Joan worked for many years as a medical assistant.
Joan, known as “Mame” to her grandchildren and family members, could always be counted on to be the life of the party. She will be remembered for her witty sense of humor and larger than life personality. Mame loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and attending their sporting events. She also enjoyed watching sports, especially Notre Dame and Penn State and enjoyed going to see her local bartenders for her “Perfect Manhattan”. Mame loved cooking Sunday family dinners at her house, reading her daily paper and vacationing with her family in Sea Isle City, NJ. She cherished the time she spent with her long time sorority sisters for more than 65 plus years.
Joan is survived by her four sons, James (Colleen), Kevin (Jeanne), Jerry (Ann), and Patrick Hunt; her 7 grandchildren, Cristin (Dan) McDevitt, Ryan (Molly) Hunt, Kevin (Nicole) Hunt, Shannon (Don) Meredith, Alex Hunt (Anne Light), Kerri Hunt (Alex MacAvoy), and Cailynn Hunt, her 3 great-grandchildren, Mackenna and Logan McDevitt and Declyn Hunt, her sister Maryanne, brothers, Joe (Dena) Sherry and Pat (Margie) Sherry, brother-in-law Pat Maguire and sisters-in-law Geraldine Hunt and Helen Hunt.
Joan is predeceased by her loving husband Jim, brother Jack, sister Rosemarie, sister-in-law Helen, and brother-in-law Ed.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Celebration of Joan’s Life on Thursday, September 23rd, from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM and Friday, September 24th, from 8:30 AM-9:45 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082, 610-449-0300, followed by her Funeral Mass on Friday, September 24th, at 10:30 AM at St. Dorothy Church, 1225 Burmont Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Interment will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, FL 17, Chicago, Illinois, 60601; https://act.alz.org/donate in memory of her sister Rosemarie would be appreciated.
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