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.
Hundreds of students queue outside The Hole in the Wall bar in Galway for ‘Donegal Tuesday.’A chief executive for a leading Irish charity has launched a stinging tirade regarding the Donegal Tuesday RAG week event currently being enjoyed by students in Galway.Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay who is also involved with (Stop Out Of Control Drinking) slammed the event, and said Ireland has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.The annual event which takes place every RAG week has again grabbed national attention after hundreds of students starting queuing since 8am this morning to gain entry to the event. Some students queued for up to THREE hours to get into The Hole in the Wall pub in Galway for the ‘Donegal Tuesday’ event.The boozy session is expected to last all day, and Gardaí have had to employ an operational plan to help steward the event which has provoked outrage across media platforms today.Finlay phoned into the Joe Duffy show on RTE and disclosed his fears about the event, in which he indicated that people were going to get hurt.Finlay said, “One of the things we [Stop Out of Control Drinking] wanted to do to be honest was try to hold up a mirror to that deeply unhealthy relationship with drink in Ireland. “I don’t know if you can hold up a better mirror,” he said.“People queuing up to get into a bar and drinking at 8am in the morning, it’s just ridiculous.“Some people are going to have a whale of time, some people are going to get very badly hurt, some people are going to wake up tomorrow morning wondering what they’ve done.“Some people are going to live with the consequences of a riotous day for months and perhaps for years to come.“It’s all track-able I think to this idea that we have in Ireland that if there’s drink on offer, we’re going to be the first in the queue. “They’re the pictures from the early part of the day, the pictures from the later part of the day, you know, won’t be easy to look at“People are really going to get hurt before this day is out,” he said.CHARITY BOSS LAUNCHES STINGING ATTACK ON ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ EVENT was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BarnardosDonegal TuesdayEventFergus FinlayHome-page Newsrag weekSlammed