Joyce Selmonsky

19 février 19387 juillet 2021

Joyce passed away at the age of 83, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family -- her children Larry (and his wife Nina) Selmonsky, Jill (Selmonsky) Janowski (and husband Seffi Janowski), and Jodi (Selmonsky) Conti (and partner David Waldes), and her five grandchildren.

Joyce was passionate about her family and especially her grandchildren -- Justin Conti, Evan Conti, Jake Janowski, Jordan Janowski and Natalie Janowski. A devoted grandmother, Joyce was always there for her young grandchildren, showing up with an ever-present helping hand or cooking a favorite meal, inventing a clever game or silly story, or generally offering up her special ability to cheer people up and make them laugh. She always encouraged her grandchildren to be true to themselves, to find their passions and make the most of them, do their best in school, and most importantly, to "copy the good, not the bad," that they see around them in the world.

Joyce grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn and raised her family in Howard Beach, Queens, where she lived for 55 years.

Joyce's funeral will take place on Sunday, July 11 at 11 AM

Gutterman and Musicant

402 Park Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Followed by 12:30pm Burial

Cedar Park and Beth El Cemeteries

735 Forest Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652

The family will sit shiva Sunday - Tuesday at the home of Jill and Seffi Janowski in Woodcliff Lake, NJ (email jodiconti@yahoo.com for the address), and on Wednesday - Thursday, 4 PM - 8PM and Friday, 1 PM - 5 PM at the home of Jodi Conti and David Waldes, 25 Montgomery Place, Apt 1, Brooklyn, NY.

May Joyce's memory forever be a blessing, and may her loved ones be comforted among the mourners of Zion, Jerusalem, and throughout the world.

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"Donations to The New York Choral Society in memory of Joyce Selmonsky can be made at https://bit.ly/SUPPORTNYCHORAL or mailed to The New York Choral Society 119 West 57th Street, Suite 1215, NY, NY 10019"


  • Chapel Service

    dimanche, 11 juillet , 2021

  • Interment

    dimanche, 11 juillet , 2021


Joyce Selmonsky


Kerry Corboy

13 juillet , 2021

Aunt Joyce was always a light in my life. I remember her visiting us when I was growing up in California and spending time in our pool laughing and having a great time. I cherished spending time with her at her place in Howard Beach. She always brought joy to me with her stories and fun loving ways. She was a great woman and a good listener. I will miss her greatly.