72, of Phoenix died October 28, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York on October 15, 1943 to John & Lois Manning. Joan graduated from Arcadia High School in 1961. She had a 40 year career with the State of Arizona. In 1972 Joan married her wonderful husband of 43 years Philip A. Crowley. She was a women of faith who was active in her parish community of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Joan is survived by her wonderful husband, her daughters, Anna, Megan Cuccia (Jeff) and Erin, the cutest grandkids Sam and Grace Cuccia, siblings John R. Manning (Donna) Jacqueline Sanchez, Judy Hatton (Brian) and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister June Shaw. Visitation will be Sunday, November 1st from 2-5 P.M., with a Scripture Service at 4 P.M., at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 2nd at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s name to St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Joan was a gracious hostess and friend to the neighborhood, a devoted wife and mother and proud grandmother, conscious of her family’s past and present with evocative photos on the walls. I spent many Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays at the Crowley home with her and her family, always saying grace before meals while holding hands around the table. She bore her recent illnesses with grace and courage. Let the Lord now set the banquet table for her.