Jo-Ann Miller

Obituary of Jo-Ann A. Miller

Jo-Ann Miller passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. She shared 76 years of love and beauty with her family. Private arrangements were held under the direction of the Norman Dean Home For Services, Denville. Donations in her memory may be made to the good work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Jo-Ann was born on September 23, 1944 and was one of three children to bless her parents, Ralph and Anne Cerbone of Nutley. After completing her schooling in Nutley, she entered the work force and held various jobs, eventually working for Interstate Construction for over 25 years.


In 1966, she married James Miller and subsequently started a family of her own, giving birth to a son Donald and a daughter Laura. Jo-Ann and her family settled in Bloomfield, where she and James raised their two children.


Later in life, she relocated to Denville to be closer to her family and lived there for several years before settling at Sunrise Assisted Living, Morris Plains in 2018.

Jo-Ann was always dressed to the nines. She enjoyed fashion, jewelry, cooking and entertaining her cousins. She loved a good game of bingo, going on a shopping trip and supporting her beloved New York Rangers. Her greatest joy, of course, was spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

She leaves her son Donald Miller (Kris), her daughter Laura Tucker (Jeff), her adored grandchildren - Jared, Jenna, Lindsey, Corryn and Kara; her dear sister Mary Ellen Flocke (Robert); her ex-husband James Miller; her grandpups Turbo, Louie and Toby; and many more dear relatives. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Ralph Cerbone.

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