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Joan L. Boughton



Joan L. Boughton (nee Marshall), age 88 of Wayne passed Friday, July 14, 2017.

She was born in Paterson to Kenneth and Cora Marshall, and was a lifelong resident of Wayne. Joan’s father passed away at the age of 37 from pneumonia when she was just nine years old.
Joan graduated from Pompton Lakes High School (there was no high school in the rural town of Wayne) with the Class of 1946 and soon found employment with the Chase Bank in New York City. She worked for Chase for about seven years before dedicating her life to raising her family.

Through her twin brother, Bob Marshall, she met a cute young man named George Boughton. Their first date was bowling at the O’Dowd’s Bowling Alley in Pine Brook. They soon fell in love and George, after asking her mother and step-grandfather, proposed marriage. George and Joan married on March 31, 1951 at the United Methodist Church in Wayne. For their honeymoon they traveled in a 1940 Black Pontiac that George purchased for $50.00. It was a scrap car with a bent frame. As a young man George worked weekends and holidays at his father’s mechanic garage and repaired the car by replacing the frame. They honeymooned in that car having traveled to Niagara Falls, NY, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C. and home again. George and Joan have enjoyed a loving and devoted marriage of sixty-six years. George will tell you Joan was the love of his heart.

She was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Church in Wayne and for many years ordered the supplies for the Sunday School classes. Her children all remember being recruited to help her sort all of those supplies. Joan was a great baker and her Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Christmas Cookies, and Anise Cookies left loving memories with all. She enjoyed oil painting, her four Cocker Spaniels, and fishing in Beach Haven and Barnegat Light with George. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years.

Joan was the loving wife of George Boughton; devoted mother of Glenn and his wife Freddie Boughton of West Milford, Ken and Carol Boughton of Ironia, and Thomas Boughton and his wife Mary of Wayne; she was the loved sister of her late twin brother Robert Marshall (2013); she was the dedicated grandmother of Jeffrey and his wife Bambi Boughton, Steven, Kristin, Andrew, and Todd Boughton; much loved great-grandmother of Kailey and Temperance Boughton; she was also dearly loved by her step-grandchildren Deidre and Nicole LaPlaca and her step-great-grandchildren Madison, John, Cheyenne, and Stevyn.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. A 7:30 PM Eastern Star Service will be held during the visitation hours.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, 99 Parish Drive, Wayne.

Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the United Methodist Church, 99 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 or the Order of the Eastern Star-Mt View Chapter, 15 Hamburg Tpk., Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 would be appreciated. 

Guest Book


I will miss her very much

Kevin Boughton


Dear Glen and family: I have many fond memories of your mom especially those when we were growing up in high school together and through college as well. I enjoyed reading her obit. and learning about her life and her dedication to the family. She certainly was a grand lady. God bless to all, Rick and Jen Wells

Rick Wells

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