Joan  Oakley

Obituary of Joan P. Oakley

Joan P. Oakley, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 31, 2019, at Wicomico Nursing Home, in Salisbury, Maryland. Born July 21, 1931 in Teaneck, NJ to parents Gerard and Genevieve Peterson.


She resided in Demarest, NJ, for most of her life and she raised her six children there. Joan spent her retirement years in Annapolis, MD and especially enjoyed visits with her twelve grandchildren. She will be remembered as a woman who cherished her family, and who enjoyed playing cards with her grandchildren and keeping up with her daily paper.


Joan was preceded in death by her son James Oakley, sisters Edith and Katherine and brother Gerard.  She is survived by children, Diane Oakley, Gerard Oakley (Tanyia), Steve Oakley (Joanne Violanti), Barbara Oakley Sauer (Robert) and Michelle Oakley Leatherbury (Ernest), daughter-in-law Golda Villa, sister Ellen LaDuca, and brother Patrick Roland. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Joe, Rob, Kevin, Colin, Liz, Cory, Claire, Marquis, Tre, Shane, Jack and Luke and great-grandchildren: Lily, Isaiah, Aiden, Francesca and Ariana.


Services will take place at a later date.


Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Please leave your condolences for the family in the online guestbook at

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