2017-05-19 / In Memoriam

Joseph C. (“Joe”) Mohen


Joseph C. (“Joe”) Mohen Joseph C. (“Joe”) Mohen Joseph C. (“Joe”) Mohen passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning holding his wife of 61 years, Virginia Mohen’s hand. Joe was a long-term Garden City resident and more recently of Oaklyn, New Jersey. He was born on January 15, 1935 in Queens, New York to Jewel and James Joseph Mohen, and graduated from Power Memorial High School, Manhattan College and received an MBA from Hofstra University.

While in college, Joe married his teenage sweetheart, Virginia Kelly, to whom he remained devoted right up until his passing on May 13th. As a young couple, Virginia and Joe moved to Stewart Manor and then Garden City to raise a growing family that eventually included 12 children, and countless trips to GC sporting events, social activities and occasional visits the principal’s office.

His children and grandchildren graduated from many Garden City schools including St Anne’s, Saint Josephs, Garden City High School, St. Paul’s, and Adelphi. During the sixties, Virginia and Joe had as many as seven children attending St Anne’s at the same time, and similarly St Joseph during the seventies. Joe was a fixture in Garden City throughout the sixties, seventies, and eighties, with many family continuing to live here. Before retiring he moved to the Philadelphia area.

He is predeceased by his children Daniel James and Suzanne, as well as his grandchild Connor Joseph.

Joe Mohen had one older sister and three younger brothers along with forty six (46) descendants. In addition to his beloved wide Virginia, he is survived by his children: Joe, Tom, Tim, Jim, Chris, Anne, Dan, Brian, Kerry, and Sean, and the Mohen grandchildren: Katie, Colleen, Shannon, Joseph, Kelly, Matthew, Jacqie, Kyle, Jessica, Timothy, Thomas, Rob, Beth, Michael and Samantha, Maggie, Christopher, Zach, Zoe, Max, Ryan, Brendan, Dylan, Caitlin, Jack, Liam, Malachy, Marie, Fiona, Colin, Devon and great-grandchild: Virginia Craft, born last week in time for Joe to celebrate the joy of a new generation.

Funeral mass will be held Friday at 10 am at Old St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Philadelphia.

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