81 of Chadwick Beach Island went to be with the Lord, with her family by her side on December 21, 2017 after a long illness. Joan was born and raised in Bayonne where she was a graduate of St. Mary’s Grammar School and Bayonne High School. Joan worked for PSE&G, and in 1960 married the love of her life, Stanley and started her family, residing in Bayonne most of her life. Joan was predeceased by her husband of 36 years Stanley J. Dygon in 1996 and her parents Joseph and Mary (Kurtz) O’Brien. She is survived by her three daughters and a son-in-law, Katherine Dygon, Patricia Bentivegna and Maryanne Clark and her husband John. Joan is also survived by her five grandchildren Jennifer, Joseph, John Patrick, Connor and Ryan. She is also survived by her best friend Margaret Gunsiorowski, brother Daniel O’Brien (late wife Janet) and several nieces and nephews. Joan also enjoyed special time with her fur grandbabies Toby and Molly. Funeral arrangements by ORENDER FAMILY HOME FOR FUNERALS, 2643 Old Bridge Rd., Manasquan, NJ.