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“Aunt Joan, I just heard of your passing tonight. I was so sorry and sad to hear this. You were always one of my favorites in the family. And of...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne Irvolino

“Rest In Peace Grandma. You were as good and loving to me as any Grandmother could be. You ALWAYS made me feel so special and loved. We always ended...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kenny

“Our deepest condoleances to Susan,Barbara,Kenny and Chris.We lovend your mother,our aunt Joan so much.We will always remember her visits to us with...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Jeannette Kuijt

“Mother Joan, you always had a smile on your face when we met in Shoprite and gave me the biggest hug. Rest In Paradise sweetheart. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: LaTricia

“Deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“I couldn't have asked for a better grandmother. She showered her grandchildren with so much love and we loved her so much! She will be dearly missed,...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Matthew Pires - West Milford, NJ

“Chris, Susan, Bobbie, Kenny, and all the KidsMy Deepest Condolences on the Passing of Joan. She had a Long, Fruitful and Accomplished Life. Most of...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: James Levetsanos - Totowa, NJ

“Grandma, thank you for being such a comforting light in my life over the past 6 years. Although we didn't have many years together, being in your...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Catherine Del Villar Pires

“Rest In Peace Grandma. Thank you for being such an amazing and loving Grandmother, and for helping me be the person I am today. Your kindness and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Christian Pires

“Though I only knew you for 43 years I did work my way up to your favorite son in law. You are a wonderful mom and grandmother, always caring. Number...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Pires

“Who am I going to talk to on my way home from work? Our talks made my ride go by so fast. Im going to miss you! Every time Taylor calls me by name,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Love, Bobbie


Joan T. (nee Papasso) Bloetjes, 84, of Clifton, NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Robert F. Bloetjes (2014). Devoted mother of Susan Puglise, Barbara Pires and her husband, Kenneth and Christopher Bloetjes. Cherished grandmother to Kenneth Pires and his wife, Chelsea, Christian Pires and his wife, Catherine, Matthew Pires and his wife, Nichole, Michele Puglise and Jessica Pires. Loving great-grandmother of Taylor Michele Pires. She will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews and by her beloved dog, Teddy. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Jean (nee San Severino) Papasso; her brother, Frank Papasso; and her sister, Susan Papasso. Born in Paterson, NJ she resided in Clifton for the last fifty years. Joan was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took pride in her home and family. Joan worked for twenty years in Clifton City Hall before retiring. She was a seamstress, Girl Scout Leader and Regina-Mundi Knights of Columbus Columbiette. Her passions included cooking, reading and keeping an immaculate home. Visiting hours Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral services are 9:15 am Saturday at the funeral home and 10:00 am Mass at St. Brendan R.C. Church, corner of Lakeview Ave. and Crooks Ave., Clifton. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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