Obituary of Joan T. Craig
South Plainfield – Joan T. Craig, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at her home in South Plainfield surrounded by her family.
Joan’s family had lived in Westfield before moving to Dunellen where she had graduated from High School. On April 22, 1960, Joan married Raymond Craig and the two settled in South Plainfield where they raised their two children.
Upon graduating High School, Joan went to work at Bell Laboratories up until she decided to take time off and raise her family. When returning to work, she started as a Medical Assistant at Raritan Valley Hospital followed by the UMDNJ Rutgers Mental Health Facility in Piscataway.
Outside of work, Joan enjoyed time spent outdoors camping, baking, and most importantly family time. Her time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was the most cherished time of her life. It was the experiences like those captured with her grandson Chase making their favorite Pizzelle cookies or with her great-granddaughter Jaelynn, shopping, baking, or even just laughing, that Joan held close to her heart.
Joan is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond Craig; son, Daniel Craig, his wife Lisa, and their son Chase; daughter Doreen McGuire and her husband Rick; and siblings, Sandy, Donnie, and Dean. She will also be missed by her step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, all who adored and cherished Joan and adored and cherished back.
Cremation services will be held privately and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Joan’s name.