Bryson, JoAnn L., Age: 79, Hazlet

July 13, 2017
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JoAnn L. Bryson, 79, Hazlet, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 14 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born JoAnn Logan on December 10, 1937 in Bayonne, where she grew up. In 1964, JoAnn settled in Hazlet to raise her family.

While living in Hazlet, JoAnn was very active in her community. She was a past member of the Hazlet Board of Education, as well as the Board of Health for over 20 years, and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for Hazlet Township.

She was also a devout communicant of Holy Family R.C. Church in Union Beach, where she was the past president and secretary of their Golden Age Group, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and a team member in their RCIA Program. Before retirement, JoAnn worked for the Monmouth County Park System for 25 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Ethel (Kreiss) Logan; her first husband, William C. Ahlfeld; and her second husband, Richard Bryson.

JoAnn is survived by her loving children, Marianne Bennett of Hazlet, Elizabeth Ahlfeld of Hazlet and William L. Ahlfeld and his wife, Jennifer, of Manasquan; her beloved sister, Nancy L. Dion of Naples, Florida; and her cherished grandchildren, Brandon Bennett, Will and Julia Ahlfeld. She is also survived by her dear nephew, Kenneth Dion and his wife, Emma; and her six adored stepchildren, along with their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Hazlet. Memorial donations may be made in loving memory of JoAnn to Holy Family R.C. Church would be greatly appreciated. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit

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