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Joan Marie (nee Smith) Coyle

Obituary for Joan Marie (nee Smith) Coyle

October 2, 1931 - June 30, 2017
| Age 85


Joan Marie (nee Smith) Coyle passed away on June 30, 2017 following a brief illness. Loving and beloved mother and grandmother, sister and friend, She lived a very full life, and found great enjoyment spending time with her family and friends.

Joan was born on October 2, 1931 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of James Smith and Catherine Burns Smith. She was pre-deceased by her sister Catherine Carfagno (Jerry), and brothers James Smith, Jr. (Barbara) and Thomas Smith (Josephine).

She was married for 32 years to her devoted husband, Robert J. Coyle, until his death in 1984.

She is survived by her children: Colleen Broderick (J.J.) of Philadelphia; Edward (Moira) of West Chester, PA; and Michael (Karen) of Willow Grove, PA;
Her grandchildren: Kelly Broderick Smith (Jenner); Patrick Broderick (Jaclyn); Brigid, Daniel, Joseph, Mary Catherine and Nuala Coyle; and Ryan and Kiera Coyle; Her sisters: Patricia Jann (William), Eileen Keal (Robert), and Phyllis Morrow; And numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Life Celebration on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9-10 A.M. at The Church of Maternity B.V.M, 9220 Old Bustleton Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19115 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Catholic Charities Appeal, at

Life Celebration services entrusted to John F. Givnish of Academy Rd, 215-281-0100

To share your fondest memories of Joan please visit, 1-800-GIVNISH

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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