Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Joan Earle (nee Spanier), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Palisades General Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ. She was born in Jersey City. Joan was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken as well as a member of the Mother’s Guild and A. Harry Moore Parents Association.  Joan was a housewife and mother to her loving family. She was predeceased by her endeared husband William A. (1991) and her cherished daughter, Kathleen (1993).  Also predeceased by her parents Matthew and Mary (nee) Maroney Spanier. She leaves to mourn her passing, her loving son William A. “Duke” Earle and his wife Lynn, and a cherished daughter, Doreen E. Romero. Also surviving Joan, a brother Matthew S. (Cathy) and a sister Ellen Kein (Roy). The greatest joy in her life were her special grandchildren, Ryan, Amanda and Kayla.

Her Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:30a.m. at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, 400 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken.  Valet parking available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street.


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In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

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