In loving memory of

Joan M. Alio
January 1, 1929 - July 3, 2019

Joan M. Alio died Wednesday July 3, 2019 at her home in Ambler. She was 90 years old.

Born in Abington, PA, she was the daughter of the late Maximilian and Katherine (nee Nocton) Goettner. Mrs. Alio was preceded in death by her husband Frank J. Alio in 1987 and her son Frank J. Alio, Jr. in 2017.

Joan was always involved in the Baking Business and along with her son Frank, Jr. operated the Flourtown Bakery for 40 years. During summer months the family operated Park Bakery in Seaside Park, NJ for 30 years before closing in 1987.

Mrs. Alio was a member of St. Anthony's Church where she was very active with the Elementary School as her children attended. She helped in the lunchroom kitchen and was well known for her delicious pizza. She assisted with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a leader as well as hosting the annual Alter Server Picnic at her home for many years. Joan enjoyed playing cards and played Pinochle and Bridge with the church groups for over 50 years. She enjoyed bowling making it to the Bowling for Dollars program. Joan was a member of the St. Alphonsus Seniors.

She is the devoted mother of Hugh J. Alio (Sheila) of Ambler, Kathy Meyers (Gary) of Jersey Shore, PA, Sal J. Alio (Jenny) of Toms River, NJ, Mary Beth Alio of Ambler, and Joan Keszler (Bob) of Sykesville, MD. Joan is the mother in law of Denise Alio of North Wales, PA. She is the loving grandmother of Robert, Beverly, Brian, Danielle, Kendall, Michael, Courtney, Sharon, Mary, Edward, Kevin, Anna, and Elizabeth and great grandmother of Kimberly, Brady and Ella. She is also survived by her brother Hugh Goettner and sisters Fran Ciliberto, Madeline Leidy and Chris Mellecker.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday July 7, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday July 8, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home,1111 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, with a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church 259 Forest Ave. Ambler with the Rev. Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry, Pastor as Celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham.

Remembrances in her name to St. Anthony Church Memorial Fund, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler, PA 19002 would be appreciated by the family.

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judith a birchler wrote on Aug 25, 2019:

"My condolences to the Alio family. I just saw this notice. She was such a kind woman, and her home was always a warm and happy place to visit with all the countertops filled with goodies. My mom, who passed in 2010, was active with St. Anthony's and St. Alphonsus, and always said she made the best cinnamon buns! I hope you find some peace while grieving. I know it took me a long time. We are never ready to lose someone we love so much. God bless. Judy Birchler "

Joan Maxwell Kuebler wrote on Jul 9, 2019:

"My deepest condolences to the entire Alio family for their loss of Mrs. Alio. I was blessed back in the mid 60?s to have met Mr. and Mrs. Alio and the entire family. It was a pleasure being a part of this loving family as a young girl. You can feel and see the love they all had for one another. The few weeks my sister and stayed with them at Seaside helping in the bakery where the most wonderful memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. She is now in the arms of her beloved husband and her loving son, Frank. RIP all of you for you all are in the hearts and memories of so many people. In loving memory, Joan (Maxwell) Kuebler, Woodstock, GA"

Susanne (Keszler) Kucsma wrote on Jul 5, 2019:

"Such a sweet lady. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. The memories you all have of her will keep her in Your hearts. God bless."

harry brown jr. wrote on Jul 5, 2019:

"i remember the few times when we went to the seaside bakery... i remember the big bowls of chocolate... you are free of pain and with uncle frank and your son frank jr. probably all 3 of you will open up a bakery up there... r.i.p. "

Lorrailne Urban wrote on Jul 4, 2019:

"To the Alio Family, So sorry tp hear about Joan's passing. A great person and baker. She would make a birthday cake for my Buffy (my dog) and it was always great"