Joan Machol

Joan Miriam (Carlson) Machol, 80, of Princeton Junction, loving wife of Richard Erving for 59 years, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2021. She was born and raised in Manchester, CT, lived many years in Worthington, Ohio and has resided in Princeton Junction, NJ for the past 34 years. She was a Registered Nurse, mother of 5 and an avid volunteer.  Her volunteerism included many years at McCosh Health Center at Princeton University and Princeton Hospital. Joan and Richard were world travelers having traveled together to Sweden, Italy, Japan, China, Hawaii, Alaska, Bermuda, and the Caribbean Islands. She loved her ten grandchildren. 


Predeceased by her parents Edwin Harold and Miriam Dorothy (Dahlstrom) Carlson; she is survived by her husband, Richard Erving, five children - Melynda Jean (Stephen Ullery) Machol, Karen Machol (James Vincent) Piraino, Richard John Machol, Kelley Elizabeth (John) Figueroa, and Kathleen Beth Posk; ten grandchildren David, John Michael, Christopher, Kathryn, Veronica, Alexa, Christian, Eva, Faith, and Olivia; sister Elizabeth Joy Jones; and brother Edwin Carlson.


Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at St. David the King Church, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be private.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at


Arrangements are under the direction of Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.