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Joanne Bernice Oncay

July 11, 1939

Obituary

Joanne B. Oncay (nee Drain)


Millsboro – Joanne B. Oncay, 82, of Millsboro, passed away April 20, 2022 peacefully at home with her loving family by her side.  Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 11, 1939.  Joanne was the daughter of Harry J., Sr. and Anna Juhascik Drain.

After graduation she went to work at Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia, where she met her loving husband of 60 years, Terry Oncay.  She was a homemaker until moving to Delaware where she worked for DuPont.  Upon retirement from DuPont, she moved to Millsboro, DE.  She was a member of St. Mary Mother of the Peace Catholic Church and former member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in New Castle.  Joanne and Terry volunteered every Tuesday for Meals on Wheels for over 20 years.  She was a loving mother and her family was her world.  She enjoyed skiing, golfing, yearly vacations with family at the Wildwood shore.  She also enjoyed traveling and was able take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with her husband, brother, Larry and his wife, Eleanor and her daughter sponsored by St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  She was an avid Eagles Fan and loved the beach, shopping, crosswords and trips to Dairy Queen for her marshmallow sundaes.  She was always up for a competitive game of trains or Scrabble.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harry Drain, Charles Drain and Lawrence Drain and a sister, Delores Flannery.

In addition to her husband, Terry, Joanne is survived by children Robert B. Oncay (Karen) of Newark, Beth Brilla-Reta (Tom) of Woodbridge, NJ, Terrance W aka 2-E of Wilmington, RoseAnn Oncay-Steinbeiser (Eric) of Newark, Nadine B. Shavack of Lewes; grandchildren Drew Oncay, Jessica Arnott, Brett Shavack, Brittany Quynn, Jordan Oncay, Brooke Steinbeiser, Alyssa Shavack, Ericca Shavack, Eric J Steinbeiser Jr.; great grandchildren Ashlynn, Paul, Brett, Sam, Avery, Beckham, Max, Blake, Violet, Ellis, Delaney, Layla, Makai and Raelynn; sister, Mary Bodenstine; brother, David Drain; sisters-in-law, Nancy Drain, Judy Drain, Pat Drain and Eleanor Drain.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and close friends.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Season’s Hospice and especially Renee and Melissa for their loving, compassionate care.

A viewing will be from 10:00AM until 11:00AM with a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE.

Interment in STS Peter & Paul Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joanne's name may be made to: Meals on Wheels (Sussex County, DE), Nanticoke Indian Association (Millsboro, DE) or Seasons Hospice.

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Services

Viewing
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
345 Bear Christiana Road
Bear, DE 19701

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
345 Bear Christiana Road
Bear, DE 19701

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