Joyce A. Maggio

September 15, 1936January 1, 2021

Joyce Maggio (Manniello), September 15, 1936 - January 1, 2021 of Shoreham, New York. Joyce was the daughter of the late Cyrus Manniello and Amelia Di Blasi. Cyrus was recognized as a prominent member of the Rocky Point community in the 1920's through the 1950's. Joyce was the wife of the late Leon Maggio, mother of Lisa, Marc, Christopher, Leon and Paul, grandmother of Lauren, Amy, Amelia, Julia and Kate and great-grandmother of Grayson and Leo. As a long-time resident of eastern Long Island, Joyce spent years as a teacher and professor where she shared her love of literature, film and writing. She frequently published reviews of local plays in the north shore area and presented numerous film series to the community in the North Shore Public Library. She enjoyed the beauty of the island by taking long walks with her dogs on the north shore beaches, and she travelled often to be with her family. A memorial will be held at a future date when safe travelling will allow relatives and friends to be together to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the North Shore Public Library to increase their collections of books and films to support the local community.

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Barbara McAdam

January 4, 2021

Joyce was a neighbor, colleague and dear friend for nearly forty years. My dearest memories are of our days as English teachers at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. We carpooled for ten years before I moved to Cutchogue, and those rides to and from school were filled with laughter as we decompressed from the often stressful work atmosphere. Don’t get me wrong - we LOVED teaching and we so wanted to get it right! Of course, we eagerly anticipated the camaraderie in the Faculty Room, and it was a joy to see and hear Joyce engage in the banter of colleagues. On the ride home, we would devise lesson plans or engage in book talk. Joyce was the most well-read person on Earth; she read everything, and in retirement she devoted many years to work in SWR’s Library, particularly enjoying delivering book talks.
I loved hearing about Joyce’s itinerant, accomplished family, and I hope that all of the Maggios know that I share their loss deeply. One of God’s greatest blessings in my lifetime is to have been graced by Joyce’s friendship. Rest in eternal peace, dear Joyce.