Obituary of Sr. Joan Eileen Butler, SC
Sister Joan Eileen Butler, 88, a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, died suddenly, Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Bay Shore Medical Center, Holmdel, NJ.
Sister Joan Eileen was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the daughter of John and Josepha (Kayet) Butler. She entered the Sisters of Charity on September 6, 1955 and was a member for 67 years.
Sister Joan Eileen graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Sister Joan Eileen was an educator and served in health ministry in New Jersey and Massachusetts. She served as a teacher at Saint Peter Elementary School, New Brunswick, Our Lady of Grace School, Hoboken and Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Orange. She also ministered as a Nurse's Aide at Saint Anne Villa, Convent Station, NJ, Elizabeth Seton Residence, Wellesley, MA and Omna Health Care in Montclair. NJ. She retired in 2006.
After her retirement, Sister Joan Eileen continued to reside at Our Lady of Lourdes Convent where she continued to volunteer. In June 2022 Sister Joan Eileen moved to the Convent of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ.
Sister Joan Eileen had an uplifting and positive spirit. Her quick-witted manner brought laughter to those around her. She had great generosity and was always ready to help anyone in need. She was an avid reader and correspondent to many by mail and phone. Her diverse interests brought her many friends and acquaintances. As a faithful Sister of Charity, she strove to make God's love known in the world.
Sister Joan Eileen was predeceased by her parents, her sister Gloria Giaimo, nephews Stephen Verheul, Frank Verheul and niece Judith Giaimo. She is survived by her Sister of Charity family, her sister Dorothy Verheul (Mukilteo, WA), many nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and nephews and many friends.
The wake for Sister Joan Eileen Butler, SC will be held in Holy Family Chapel, 2 Convent Road, Convent Station, NJ from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. Masks are required. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Convent Station immediately following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sisters of Charity Development Fund, P.O. Box 476, Convent Station, NJ, 07961-0476 would be appreciated.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sr. Joan Butler, SC, please visit Tribute Store