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.
2/10/2023 06:25:57 pm
You will be greatly missed. I cherish all the happy times we spent together. Our deepest sympathies to her beloved family. Love, Mary & Ray Torres
Louis Amendola & Family
2/10/2023 07:15:35 pm
I have many fond memories of Joyce from my childhood. Both her and John were friends of my Grandparents (Lou & Rosemarie) and Joyce worked with my mom (Valerie) for many years at Food Enterprises. Joyce always managed to put a smile on your face and certainly enjoyed a good conversation. In later years I always enjoyed running into her at the post office, food store or St. James. May she rest in eternal peace, being reunited with her beloved husband and all those who have gone before her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
2/12/2023 05:48:53 pm
Our deepest condolences John, Alan and families for the loss of your beautiful mother. I will always remember Joyce as a kind, generous, thoughtful, funny and loving person. She always had a smile on her face, and I will miss her. Rest in eternal peace!
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