Joan Marie BarberOctober 12th, 2022
Joan M. (nee Foster), age 90, October 11, 2022. Proud daughter of Mayfair and St. Matthew Parish and devoted and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by dearest husband and best friend of over 54 years, Robert, infant son Joseph, infant great-granddaughter Maeve Marie, parents James and Margaret Foster, and brother James Foster. Beloved mother of Robert (Mary Beth), James (Nancy), Joanne McArdle (Kevin), Marita (Callie) and Christopher (Stacey). Proud MomMom of Jimmy (Nicole), Erin (Walter), Sean (Hillary), Ryan (Lee-Ann), Katie (David), Meghan, Brianna (Eric), Rosemary, Marykate, Anna (Ben), Brendan (Shannon), Timothy and Elizabeth. Treasured Gigi to Hailey, TJ, Clara, Colin, Brooks, Faye, Bella, Aidan, Mason, Jude and Maggie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and former members of the Saint Matthew Senior Citizens are invited to her viewing on Monday, October 17, from 9:00am – 10:15am at Saint Matthew RC Church (3000 Cottman Ave.). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am. Interment will be held in private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Joan’s memory to Development Office, St. Matthew School, 3040 Cottman Ave., Phila., PA 19149 or to The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Office of Mission Advancement, 230 IHM Drive, Malvern, PA, 19355.