Joan M. Hilyard
Joan M. Hilyard

November 24, 2017
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Resided in Colonia, New Jersey


Joan M. Hilyard, 82, of Colonia, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd. Clark on Wednesday, November 29 at 9:00 am, thence to St. John the Apostle Church, Clark, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, from 4 - 8 pm.

Mrs. Hilyard was born in Elizabeth to James and Mary Opdyke, raised in Linden and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Elizabeth. She was a former member of the Moose Lodge 913 of Linden. She enjoyed reading and trips to the Jersey shore.

Mrs. Hilyard was a Clerk in the Title Department of the Union County Courthouse many years ago.

Mrs. Hilyard was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles E. Hilyard and her brothers, James and Richard Opdyke. She is survived by her devoted children, Edward J. Hilyard and his wife Susan, Donna M. Roibal and her husband Lawrence and Randal C. Hilyard and his wife Jennifer; her cherished grandchildren, Bryan, Andrew and his wife Kristen, Alyssa, Ross, Ryan and Justin; her dear sister, Maryann Eager and her husband John; many loving nieces and nephews and her pet dog, Rocket.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. John The Apostle RC Church
571 Valley Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
11:15 AM


American Heart Association
P.O. Box 417005
Boston, MA 02241-7005
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