Joyce DeMattia, 89 passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, February 9, 2023. She was born on November 20, 1933, in Paterson, NJ to Julie and Ignatius Unger.
She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Paterson, NJ, and married John DeMattia, a Paterson Firefighter in 1956. They moved to Totowa, NJ in 1963 where they raised their family. She is survived by her two sons, John Steven DeMattia and his wife Gretchen of Wilton, CT, and Alan Anthony DeMattia and his wife Sandra of Little Falls, NJ. Joyce is also survived by her three sisters, Margaret, "Marge" Minchin, Carole Unger and Grace Taurus. Her greatest accomplishments were her three grandchildren, Morgan Taylor DeMattia, Alexandra Nicole DeMattia and John Leo DeMattia.
Joyce was a loving mother, wife, mother-in-law and an active dog mom. She was a voracious reader, loved to travel and a true Jersey girl who loved walking on the beach collecting shells and sea glass. She could not pass up a tag sale or a Macy's excursion.
A private memorial ceremony will be held at a later date.