Joan Mary Sharkey Carville, formerly of Montclair died on Feb. 20, 2019.

Mrs. Carville was born Dec. 28, 1936 to Dominic and Delia Sharkey in Montclair. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1955 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Elizabeth College in 1959. She worked as a teacher for several years until she took a position as an administrator at Morgan Guaranty Trust in New York, where she remained for 12 years.

On May 24, 1969, she married Gerald Devaney Carville at Saint Cassian Roman Catholic Church in Montclair and they were later blessed with three sons. In 1976, the family moved to Boca Raton, Fla. where Gerald took a position as executive vice president of Lynn University. The family joined Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church where the couple served as counselors for the Engaged Encounter program, helping to prepare couples for the sacrament of matrimony. She also volunteered in the childcare assistance program at the church, and was a member of the Parent Association at Saint John Paul High School.

After their sons graduated college and relocated to Los Angeles, Calif. to work in the film industry, the couple moved to Columbia, Md. where they became active members of Saint John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church. Mrs. Carville would assist her husband with Knights of Columbus events and fundraisers. She was a weekly communicate at Sunday mass.

Mrs. Carville is predeceased by her brother, Clifford Sharkey (Anne), and her three sisters, Madeline Sharkey, Mildred (Walter) O’Brien, and Veronica (Daniel) O’Connell.
She is survived by her husband Gerald of 49 years, her three sons Gerald D. Jr., Justin (Kelley) and Sean (Karan), her six grandchildren; Reagan, Colt, Braelyn, Brady, Paxton and Aidan Carville and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at St. Cassian's Roman Catholic Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair. Internment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery following the mass.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Cassian’s Roman Catholic Church. For online condolences visit