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Joan Gladys Miller



Joan Gladys Miller (Yannarella), 88, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Masonic Village in Burlington after a brief illness.


Born in Mt. Holly, N.J., she is the daughter of the late John and Gladys Yannarella and the beloved wife of the late Gene S. Miller.


Joan was a 1952 graduate of Burlington City High School and was married in 1955 to the love of her life Gene. Joan worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1954 to 1964, then was employed as a secretary for the Edgewater Park School System for the next 30 years. She resided over the years in Delanco, Southampton, Tabernacle and Hammonton and the last seven months at The Masonic Village of Burlington. She enjoyed the shore, the casinos and most importantly her grandchildren. Joan loved to cook and talk on the phone to friends and relatives.


She is predeceased by her brother, John D. Yannarella and his late wife Virginia.


Joan was the beloved mother of Gene J. Miller and his wife Maria of Shamong, N.J. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kristin Anne Girard (Greg), Gregory John Miller (Jenny) and Katie Marie Van Fossen (Zach). She is survived by her five great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Declan and Cole Girard and River and Ryder Miller. She also leaves many beloved cousins, relatives and friends-especially Lois her longest friend from kindergarten.


Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 17, 20 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home, 127 Medford-Mount Holly Road, Medford, N.J., where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Monument Cemetery in Beverly, N.J. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorial donations to Samaritan Hospice, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA  19176-1425.


Arrangements made by the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home (www.BradleyStow.com).