Joan Ann Fink
Bridgewater- Joan Ann Fink, 80, died peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the All American Assisted Living in Hillsborough, surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of the late Henry and Sabina Obremski, Joan was born in Queens, NY and lived in various locations throughout NY and NJ prior to settling in Bridgewater in 1978. Joan received a Bachelor's degree in English from Hofstra University which she attended on a full dance scholarship and then went on to get her Master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology from Trenton State College. Joan worked as a speech-language pathologist at The Rock Brook School in Skillman NJ and later Montgomery Twp Public Schools. Joan enjoyed dancing, especially ballet and performed at multiple venues as a travelling dancer when she was a teenager. Joan formed a liturgical dance group in the late 1980’s in which she choreographed and performed frequently at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and reader, especially John Grisham books, she enjoyed exercising, going to the theater, weekends down the shore and a big fan of the soap opera General Hospital. Joan was an active member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for nearly 40 years. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert F. Fink who died in 2004; and her sister, Karolka Rottenberg. Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved children; Eva Pallai-Koshinski (Walter), Nicholas Pallai (Melissa), Lenore Scarpa, Amy Hanna, (Richard), and beloved step children; Susan Barrett, Denise Tomevi, Linda Kelly, Lisa Fink and late Robert Fink Jr; 11 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; and her brother, Henry Obremski. Visiting hours will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. A prayer service will be held 6:30 PM during the visitation. Burial will take place 11:15 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Ocean County Memorial Park, 280 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758.
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