Joanne Pepe, 62, passed away peacefully at home on August 6, 2019 with her family at her side.
Joanne was born to Joseph and Nancy Pepe in Newark, NJ. Her family with her younger brother, Nicholas, later moved to Nutley, NJ where they resided for a number of years. Joanne made a loving home in Hoboken, NJ with her partner Vicki and their beloved dogs. Joanne was a graduate of Montclair State University, later receiving a degree from NJIT where she went on to work in the Cellular industry and finally a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Caldwell College.
Joanne started her work life in the business world but found over time her heart was in education and found a home at Hoboken High School. She loved working with all her students and always tried to inspire them with a ‘nothing is impossible if you work at it’ attitude. Joanne also ran a dog grooming shop with her partner Vicki for a number of years in Hoboken that brought her great joy and an extended family. Their constant support and kindness was a great source of strength and comfort to her always.
Joanne is survived by her mother, Nancy, her brother, Nicholas and his wife Debra, as well as their children: Kristin, Brian, Nicholas, Christopher, Brendan and Devin, as well as a great niece, Sienna. All her nieces and nephews were her pride and joy in life, just to mention their names brought a smile to her face.
Joanne loved to live life to the fullest and never stopped learning, teaching and caring.
Visitation for Joanne will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hoboken (corner of Third and Jefferson Streets, parking lot on opposite corner). A Funeral Mass will be held immediately following at St. Francis Church at 12:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be sent to the following in the name of Joanne Pepe. Please make sure to make note of her name on checks to ensure the donations go to the correct program.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Office of Development
Attn: Rachel Flannery
PO Box 27106
New York, NY 10087