Mrs. Joyce Stanley

March 2, 1944January 6, 2019

Joyce Stanley, 74, passed away peacefully on January 6th 2019 after her battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her 2 daughters, grandchildren and sons in law. She was born March 2nd 1944 in Hackensack, NJ to James and Concetta Bentivegna. She married Jay Stanley, December 22st 1998 until he passed away February 18th 2015. She is survived by her 3 children, Michael (Lyn) Briganti, Jamie (Hector) Romero and Dawn Serralles and cherished grandchildren, Joseph Romero, Mia Romero and Anthony Serralles, her brother Louis Bentivegna and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends and going to the casino. Friends may gather at the KRAEER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER 1 N. State Road #7, Margate, Fl. on Saturday March 2, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm., with a memorial service at 1:30pm. Family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society in her loving memory.


2 March

Memorial Gathering

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2 March

Memorial Service

1:30 pm


Mrs. Joyce Stanley

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Margaret Finnegan

February 14, 2019

My dear friend for forty years. We laughed and we cried. Traveled together. We helped each other. You'll always be remembered. See you in n the next life. 🕊️🕊️🕊️

Maryann Zeppone Logerfo

February 11, 2019

I have many great memories of my cousin Joyce. She asked me to be Godmother to her daughter Jamie when I was 15 years old. An honor to me. I asked her to sponsor me for confirmation and I use her name (Joyce) as my middle name. We spent many hours as an aide in Michael’s Catholic school. I am so happy she spent a few days down the shore with us a few years ago! I will miss you Joyce but will carry all of these memories in my heart ❤️

Dawn Serralles

February 7, 2019

Mom, I am truly grateful to have had you as my mother. You sacrificed a lot to make us happy and healthy and I thank you for that. You never let us go without. You were always there when I needed you. You will forever be in my thoughts. Love you always!

Anna Serralles

February 6, 2019

The Rosa family extends our deepest condolences to you Dawn
and Jamie and to your family. Our prayers are with you all in your time of grief. From the time that I met your mom, I could tell that she loved you all so very much. She is now an Angel of God in his heavenly kingdom and may she find comfort and peace in his arms. Sleep in peace always our dear Joyce.😢

Anna Serralles

February 6, 2019

I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet such a beautiful person many years ago. Our relationship, as my brother's mother in law at the beginning and then as my nephew's grandmother, brought us together at many family events. I will always remember the good times of the laughter and family fun together at these gatherings and will always cherish those memories of you. R.I.P. dear Joyce.♥️

Jacqueline Kittrell

February 6, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. It was great to be able to spend time with Aunt Joyce. She was loved very much.



To Joyce, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Joyce, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Joyce really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Joyce was born on March 2, 1944 at Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey. Her parents were James and Concetta Bentivegna. Joyce was raised in Hackensack, New Jersey. Even as a child, Joyce had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Joyce was easygoing and fun loving. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Joyce was raised with three siblings, Louis, Paul and Vincent.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Joyce very easy to approach. On December 21, 1998 Joyce exchanged wedding vows with Jay Warner Stanley in Vero Beach, Florida. She tried hard not to impose on her spouse. She was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Joyce was blessed with three children; two daughters, Jamie and Dawn and one son Michael. She were also blessed with three grandchildren; Joseph, Mia and Anthony. Joyce had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Joyce's compassionate side prevented her from being a strict disciplinarian, and she could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. She could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Joyce had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.
      Joyce passed away on January 6, 2019 at Sunrise Health and Rehab Center, Sunrise, Florida. Joyce fought a brave battle against cancer. She is survived by her children, Michael, Jamie and Dawn; her grandchildren Joseph, Mia and Anthony, and her brother Louis.

      Joyce brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Joyce lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.