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Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

Joyce B. Fonollosa

February 7, 1948September 7, 2019

Joyce B. Fonollosa passed away suddenly on September 7, 2019 at the age of 71. Joyce was born to the late Lucy Bloem. A native New Yorker, Joyce was a graduate of Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn, NY. Joyce attended CUNY Hunter, where she pursued an education in Teaching and Administration. Joyce was a well known and highly respected educator, known for her selfless acts, guidance and empowering persona. She taught in the NYCDOE for many years before venturing into school administration. She retired after many years of service, and commitment as a Superintendent and Consultant. Joyce made a lasting impression on all those she touched and guided over the years. Her passion for her career and those she worked with was evident in all her doings.

Joyce will always be remembered for her exceptional cooking, love of gardening, upbeat personality and unconditional love for her family. She made a life with her best friend and husband Jose Felipe Fonollosa for 49 blissful, beautiful years. Together they have two sons, Joshua and John Paul.

Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memories are her loved ones; her husband Jose Felipe, sons Joshua and John Paul; daughter in laws Alexandra and Melanie; her 4 grandchildren Blake, Mia, Grant and Daniella and 1 grandchild on the way; aunts, uncles, cousins and closest friends.

In Lieu of flowers, one can make a donation to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Foundation in Joyce's honor.

Visitation is at Becker Funeral Home on Thursday September 12 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm. Becker Funeral Home 806 W. Minneola Avenue Clermont, Florida 34711 352-394-7121

The Memorial Catholic Mass is at Blessed Sacrament Church on Friday September 13 at 12pm. Blessed Sacrament Church 720 12th Street Clermont, Florida 34711

An additional Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 5th at Harmon Funeral Home in Staten Island, New York from 11-2pm. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue Staten Island, New York 10310 718-442-5056 Joyce lived a full life. Her memory will be cherished in the hearts of her family and friends forever.

Services

5 October

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, New York 10310

Memories

Joyce B. Fonollosa

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Catherine Giammalvo

September 11, 2019

I know you will be dancing in Heaven.💔my friend.Cathie G.

Sandra Jones

September 10, 2019

As a retired teacher from P.S.45, I have never forgotten Joyce's kindness to me when in 2001 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was the first I called and she told me to get on my hands and knees and pray especially that I was s single mom with s 9 year old son. She helped me get a health sabbatical. She never forgotten me since I was diagnosed again in 2007. She came to visit me with books and her prayers and love. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer I sent her a card of encouragement and how much I admired her as a professional and a humsnitarium. She always had such encouraging words for NY son as she loved children so much.
We were friends on fb and she asked me to visit her. I was going to surprise her.
How do you forget such a compassionate and loving woman who always had an open ear. I am so saddened by her loss.

Danielle Buckley

September 10, 2019

Joyce, you were the strongest, most sincere person Who I had the honor of knowing. Thanks for your love and support during a very difficult time in my life. I will never forget.
Prayers 🙏❣️ to you and your family.
Danielle Buckley

Rosemarie Celano

September 9, 2019

My sincere condolences , thoughts and prayers for the family. Joyce was my first principal when I finished college and began my career at PS45. She welcomed me with open arms and became the best mentor I could have ever asked for. She was an all around incredible human being. I feel honored to have known her and cherish the memories of working with her. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in sweet peace.

Phyllis Choset

September 9, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Jose and the family.
Joyce was a wonderful and caring person. I will always remember the good times at P.S. 4R. May she rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY