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2643 Old Bridge Rd
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: (732) 528-5500
Joan Ellen Kovacs

Joan Ellen Kovacs (Lewis)

Monday, April 9th, 1945 - Thursday, February 11th, 2021
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Joan Ellen Kovacs 75, Manasquan, passed away on February 11, 2021 peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Sandor Kovacs, parents Ernest and Anna Lewis and by her grandson Ryan Dellegrippo. She is survived by her brother Paul Lewis and niece Joannie of Freehold, children Debra Gleason, (Sean) Manasquan, Diane Dellegrippo, (Craig) Manasquan, Steve Kovacs, (Ashlee) Freehold and John Kovacs, (Taylor) of Manasquan. She was a devoted and loving grandmother to Conor, Jack and Mary Gleason, Ryan, Matthew and Kaitie Dellegrippo, Kennedi Kovacs, Maddison and John Kovacs.

Joan grew up on her family farm in Freehold and graduated Freehold High School. She worked as a legal secretary for Alexander Levchuk and Robert Wines in Freehold for 40 years. She resided in Manasquan for the past 53 years. She loved relaxing and spending time on Riddle and Sea Watch Beach surrounded by her grandchildren. Her most cherished memories included hosting Christmas Eve at her house and having Santa arrive on the firetruck. It was a tradition she never missed since 1969.

Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. There was a celebratory mass of life on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Manasquan United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Manasquan, NJ. Interment took place at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in her name to the Manasquan United Methodist Church at the above listed address. To send condolences to the family please visit
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  • Celebratory Mass of Life

    Monday, February 15th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 15th, 2021 11:00am
    Manasquan United Methodist Church
    23 Church Street
    Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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    Pastor Reggie Albert
  • Interment

    Monday, February 15th, 2021 | 12:15pm
    Monday, February 15th, 2021 12:15pm
    Greenwood Cemetery
    PO Box 538, Route 34 and Old Bridge Road
    Brielle, NJ 08730
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John H.Jansen Jr.

Posted at 01:53pm

The Coast Star News comes late here in Nebraska but to the Kovacs Family I am sorry to rad of your Mother's passing.
As a former neighbor on Wyckoff Ave it is always sad to read of the loss of a friend.

Sharon Rusnak

Posted at 11:32pm
Sincere condolences to Steve, Ashlee, Kennedi and the Kovacs family.
Sharon Rusnak

Kevin Gleason

Posted at 08:21pm
I will miss your watchful eyes as I carved Holiday Turkeys...... I love you Joan !

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