Yolanda Egan, the wife of Assemblyman Joseph Egan (D-New Brunswick), passed away on Sunday. She was 80.
Funeral plans have not yet been announced.
Egan chairs the Assembly Labor Committee, which was scheduled to consider legislation to raise the minimum wage on Monday morning. That committee meeting has been postponed.
Mrs. Egan had been active in numerous charities in New Brunswick, including St. Peter’s Medical Center where she served as president of the Auxiliary and as a member of the Board of Trustees.
She was also a constant presence in her husband’s campaigns. Joseph Egan served as a New Brunswick city councilman from 1982 to 2010, including nine years as council president. He was elected to his first term in the State Assembly in 2001.
Yolanda and Joe Egan both grew up in New Brunswick. They were married in 1959.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children and seven grandchildren. Her son-in-law is Hall of Fame baseball player Craig Biggio.