hi mom, how was your day? i went into cvs this afternoon to get a christmas card for christina, and i started looking at cards for you. i found the perfect one, like i always do, then i realized, i can't give it to you, but i know you were looking over my shoulder reading it, i felt you there. this is going to be a very difficult christmas eve, i have always spent christmas eve with you. i think about when we were kids, and we use to go to dad's for christmas day. i now wonder what you did. did you go to auntie kathy's? or did you sit home alone? i can't help it that i think of these things, because we were never with you until christmas night, now looking back, i wish i was with you on christmas day too. the other night at bowling, i felt you there soo much, that tears started coming down my face, and you helped me have a great night and our team won all 7, which by the way, we needed really bad. i don't know yet if i am going to uncle johnny's, he did not call me yet, and i don't know if i feel up to it, but i can hear you already, "david you better go", so if he calls, i will go, just so i don't have to hear you about that. so i have been thanking god everyday for everything that i have, and everything that i want, like i already have it. that is what pastor mario says, thank him for things, like you already have them. i have been thanking him for my family, my job, toni, and of course a lot of money, but you already know, because i know you are at god's feet, but i also thank him for things i have had, like losing my great paying job at cox, so i could spend that whole year with you, no amount of money could replace the time i got to spend with you, it was priceless. this has been the most difficult year because we lost the greatest mom anyone could have, after that happened, my life went downhill from there, so i am hoping the new year will be much better, and with you whispering in god's ear, i know it will be better. i know jesus will bless me, the blessing may not come how or when i want, but i know it will come. i miss you mom, more as each day passes, and i so want to be with you, but i guess my job here is not done, so until it is, i guess i have to be here. i love you.. love david
hi mom, how are you today? i was telling ant the other day, how we were talking and i asked you "how do i know you are listening?" and i went into one of the schools and the girls in the kitchen always have the radio on, playing christmas music, well when i went in that day, they had k-love on, which is a christian station, i asked the girl if she put that on, and she said no, it was on when she came in. that was my sign that you are listening! as you know tonight and tomorrow night is our christmas play. i am soo excited and nervous, because i have a big roll in the play. i wish i could look out to the crowd and see you sitting there tonight watching. i have missed you soo much these past 9 months, i cant tell you how many times i just wanted to call you. life is not the same without you you here, this has not been a very good year, and with christmas eve coming, i'm not going to be happy. i loved picking you up to go to uncle johnny's for christmas eve, and watching you eat the shrimp, and all the seafood, then just sitting on his couch and talking. so as you know, i am not feeling very christmasy, because you are not here. i know people tell me that things will get better as time goes on, but those people may not know how close we were. there are many times in my day where all of a sudden i feel the emptiness of life without my mom, but i know tonight you will be watching over me and john as we make the christmas play one to be remembered. in one of the scenes the children angels dance to the song "i can only imagine", we played that at your memorial service, and everytime i hear it, i sing it loud and i start crying. so when i have my solo parts tonight, i will be looking out for you, because i know you will be there, and i know you will be proud! i love you mom, and i can't wait to see you.. love david
Still didn't go Joyce. It wont be the same without you. I know you will be watching over me when I finally do it. You know what's going on and I know you are always watching over me. Missing you always my friend. Love you, Melissa
hi mom, happy thanksgiving! this is the first one without you. i remember when we were little, you had us on thanksgiving and christmas eve and dad had us on christmas. so to me thanksgiving and christmas eve are going to be the toughest ones without you. john called and invited me over, ant called and insisted i come over, but i said no, i just wanted to be alone. i don't feel right this holiday season. i loved when you would cook thanksgiving, now i don't even eat turkey anymore. i miss you soo very much. yesterday was really windy and raining hard, i was waiting for you to call to tell me to be careful, so i called ant and let him know that i was waiting for your call, so he said "mom said to be careful". we always talk about you, and we remember the things you use to say, like "if you have to ask yourself if it's wrong, it probably is". i was talking about when i left cox,with no job, i got to spend that whole year with you, taking you places, just being with you. even though cox was a great paying job, i could never put a price on the time time i got to spend with you in the final year of your life. i love you mom, and i can't wait to be with you, ant checks on me everyday to make sure i am ok, and not going over the edge. he is such a good brother, i could not ask for better bothers than i have. you did an amazing job raising us, i don't know how you did it, we never went without. to this day, i am still amazed by you. oh, and thank you for helping me with my issue, i didn't know who you would use to help me, but it is uncle jeep, and just in the nick of time, but you always told me, things will always work out the way they are supposed to. i am going on and on today, but i just miss talking to you. i hope you have another beautiful day, i love you mom..love david
Dear Sis, As time goes by it is still hard to believe you are not with us. You are truly missed and loved very much. While visiting the East coast Kat gave me one of your rings. I wear it daily as a reminder of you and your sweetness. I believe it brings me luck and I know you would laugh about that. I touch the plaque/memoriann I made for you and send my love to you daily. RIP Love, Karen
Hi Joyce, I miss you so much you were always there to listen and gave me good advice. You always made me feel better about life and myself. Thank you for every thing. I can't wait to see you again. Love, Melissa
hi mom! wow, it's been 8 months since you took a vacation to paradise, and every day since then i have wanted to go with you. every day i have talked to you, and even though you know everything that is going on, i still like talking to you about stuff. i wish i could hear your voice again, i always tell ant, that i was going to call you, then i realize that you can't answer the phone.you always told us that you always wanted a better life for us. i don't understand how life can be better without the best mom anyone could ever ask for? my job is going good, even though its only part time, it will help. it came at the right time because anthony's work is slowing down. i know if i believe and have faith, things will work out. i learned that from you. now i have one more problem, and that time is coming close, but i believe that god will find a way to help me, but please whisper in his ear, i am getting nervous. i know i am going to struggle, and i don't mind, but it would be soo much easier with you here giving me advice and words of encouragement. i think back to when we were kids, and i wonder how you did it alone, raising 3 boys. we always had food in our bellys, if anthony didn't steal it out of our plates when you weren't looking. we always had clean clothes to wear. you gave us uncoditional love, we didn't have things that other kids had, but you did your best to give us everything we needed. i know god called you home for a reason, he must have needed an angel, but i need my mom back. i love you mom!! love david
hi mom, how is everything in paradise? i miss you soo much. i know we had a long talk on my birthday about stuff, and i want to thank you for the birthday gift, i got the job at sodexo, its only part time, but it works perfectly, so i can help out ant a lot, i think thats the way you planned it, my brothers and i need to stick together. ant watches over me and john like he promised. he is the best older brother anyone could ask for. i think back and i don't know how you raised 3 boys on your own, you were, and still are amazing to me. now that my job situation is out of the way, can you give god another nudge for the other issue i have to resolve. as you know this one is really important too. i wish i could be with you, i miss your hugs, i miss seeing your beautiful face. i even miss bringing you to twin river, shhh, don't tell my brothers i took you there.i am soo happy that i lost my job at cox, i got to spend that whole year with you, taking you out so you can run your errands and stuff. just spending time with you. every day i wake up thinking about you, and every night i go sleep saying goodnight to you. i knew it would be difficult to lose you, but i never knew it would be this hard. time is supposed to heal pain, but it doesn't feel like it. i hope you have a great day. i love you mom...love david
hi mom, we and the brothers had a busy week last week. we got to see auntie karen, i have missed her, it was a really nice day, we all sat outside, talked and laughed, all the while i felt you there watching over us. i wish you were physically there, i miss hearing your voice. we had a card game on friday night, auntie kathy, uncle donny, and uncle johnny came to ant's house. we had a great time, ant made me laugh, he had a great time, raising in every hand he played,john played too, he wanted to stay in on every hand so he could see the flop. as you know, cause you were watching over me, i won a round, and split the other round. you should have been there playing, my brothers had a fun time, i love them both. ant is keeping his promise, he is always wathcing over me, without him, i would have gone crazy, or worse by now. when god called you home, it took a toll on me. i'm going to miss hearing you voice on sunday for my birthday, it's going to be my first one without you, halloween, thanksgiving and christmas is coming, i don't know how it will be without you here. i had an interview last week, i hope i get the job, i need to find work, because you know the things i'm going through right now, but i gave it all to god, and i trust he will show me the way, maybe you can give him a little nudge for me. i love you mom.. love david
Hi we are back home safe and sound. Yesterday got a new angel statue to honor you.
Think of you everyday. Love always.
Hi again, well it was a great day as the boys came by to see us like they promised. They are well and hanging in there. We talked about you and shared lots of stories and memories. We laughed an cried at the same time. We all miss you so much that sometimes it hurts our hearts. When I look up I pray you are looking down. I feel you are a beautiful angel flying around and keeping us safe.
I am proud to be your sister and a aunt to your beautiful sons. Love, Karen
Hi just a note to let you know I will be seeing your boys today as Brad and I are in R.I. wishing you were here it is now the same with out visiting you. May you be resting in peace. Please know you are loved and so missed by everyone.
Love Always, Karen
Joyce, I miss you so much you were so good to me. You went out of your way to make people feel special and secure about life. You gave me hope when things were not so good. I still have the Optimist Creed on my fridge and think of you every time I look at it. New friends come and go but you will always be one of the best.
hi mom, today is anthony's birthday, and you know i never forget birthdays, but you always call me anyway to remind me. today was no different, in our daily talk, you reminded me of his birthday. i have had a few dreams about you in the past week, and i wonder if you are trying to tell me something. last tuesday on the way to bowling, i said, i need to call mom, because i always called you on the way to bowling, and youwould say, get a strike. i miss you more every day, but while i am away from you, my big brother is looking after me. he knows when things are bothering me, and calls to see if i am ok, you must be telling him when i feel sad and miss you, because he is right on the phone calling me.i have a feeling how ant may feel today, not being able to hear his phone ring and having you say happy birthday, but i will feel it in a few weeks when i want to hear your voice say happy birthday to me. i love you mom, and i can't wait to see you, love daivid
Thanks for wishing me a Happy Birthday!
I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for you. Every year on my Birthday I remember the story that you told us about this day. You said that when daddy got out of the Navy, he still used to go to the Quonset Naval Base. You said that you were not very pleased at all during my delivery because you were surrounded by Hospital Interns that were just watching the wonderful event, while dad was relaxing in the lounge! I am thankful for the sacrifice that you made then & the many more you must have made bringing up three boys. I love you & think about you every day. See you soon, Anthony
On the 3rd of each month is another reminder that you are gone. I will always miss you! May you be looking over your loved ones and know we are looking up at you. Your truly loved & missed.
hi grandma,i miss you so much,so does daddy,i wish you were still here with everyone,nothing is the same without you here,i love you so much,
your grandaughter amanda
hi mom, you are on my mind everyday, i even talk to you. it has been 6 months that you have been gone, and i still miss you more all the time. you were always my rock, always there for me. i love you soo much. it seems like every sunday at church, we have a song that reminds me of you, and i start to cry. i think back to being a kid, and playing down the street, then i hear your voice call me in to eat. i miss the sound of your voice, i miss your hugs, and the way you always loved me, no matter what i was going through. i remember when i got my first tatoo, i was afraid to show it to you, then i finally got the nerve to show it, you thought it was cool, but you said don't show your father, he will flip. you always had the best advice for me. i have been having such a tough time these past 6 months, i don't want to be without you, and these past few days have been really hard, but anthony has been there for me everyday, you have raised some good sons, we are always there for each other. you are missed every day mo, and i love you more with each passing minute. i hope you are dancing with jesus, and bart up there, i will be there eventually, and when i do, i can't wait to hear our voice calling me for dinner, but until then, i will do your good work here. i love you mom.. love david
I think about & miss you everyday. We picked up your card table & cover,going have a card night here soon.I went to several funerals since you left us. Most of them had 20 to 30 people at the mass. Your mass had a full house with many friends having to stand, because so many people that loved you were there. I'm watching over my baby brothers for you as best as I can. I promise not to give them fireworks anymore. Went by our old house, where you raised us & taught us all the things that we use in our everyday lives now... You put so much love & faith into that place they made the building a Church now.
Love & see you soon, Ant
hi mom, today is 5 months since you have left us to join god in paradise. I think about you every day, and my heart still breaks, knowing how much I miss you. auntie kathy made your homemade ravioli last week, it was soo good, but I still miss yours. I can't wait to be with you mom, but you said my work here is not done. I love you mom..love david
Missed you in RI this week, especially at Kathy's dinners. Love you
Joyce thinking of you! Love you sis.
Joyce, I just want you to know I miss you so much. Always thinking of you.
hi mom, I cannot believe today, July 3rd is 4 months since you've been gone, it has felt like forever, I miss you soo much every day. you are always on my mind, I wish you were still here, giving me advice that only you could give. I tell people to spend a lot of time with their mom, because you never know..I just wish I had more time while you were here, you were always my light in the darkness. I love you mom..love david
Hi Joyce, wanted to wish you a Happy 4th! Hope you are celebrating with Mom, Dad, Larry & Donna!
Love & Missing you!
hi mom, I can't believe its almost 3 months since you left us. I thought time was supposed to heal pain and heartache, but its not working, I want you back here. I miss hearing your voice, I miss your hugs and telling me that you love me. some days I think I'm ok, and I say I am, but inside I'm not. you are always on my mind, and I know you are watching over me, making sure I stay on the right path, and Anthony makes sure I stay there. I'll be talking to you today, like I do everyday. I love you mom
Lynn made a beautiful Mothers Day brunch buffet for everyone today, like she always does. they kept calling me to come & eat, but I was out on the deck, talking to you.
I love you. Ant
Happy Moms Day Joyce! We love and miss you. Hope you are with Katie. Love always, Karen
Happy Mother's day, Joyce.
Miss you and love you.
happy mothers day mom, for the first time in my 47 years on this earth, I cannot be with you on mothers day, that special card that I always pick out for you, I cannot, taking the time to be with you and talk, and have you cook, you always loved when I came over to eat, it gave you the piece of mind knowing that I are, I cannot do that either. I think about you every single day and try to relive all my memories of you. you were and always will be the best mom a son could have. I miss you more everyday. happy mothers day mom, I love you...love david
My dear friend Joyce, Missing you and it is so strange not to send you a Birthday wish here. I am sure this will reach out to you and you'll know the friendship and love of Frank Sinatra we shared is on my mind. The many fun times on the hill with our friends and getting ice cream with your boys there too. Love and peace my friend. Micki
Anthony, David, John
Wish we could celebrate Joyce's birthday here on earth but I guarantee she is having a better time up there. You guys were great to her and she adored you as much as you adored her.
Peace to all of you today. I'm here.
Love Auntie Kathy
Hi grandma,happy bday,I can't believe that your are in heaven but I know that your soul is here on earth and that you are protecting us and I love you so much...love Amanda
happy birthday mom! I've been thinking about you soo much. today you are 74, I'm still having trouble trying to figure why God would take you from us soo early in life. auntie karen told me that he needed another guardian angel, so he brought home the best. I'm going to miss buying you a birthday card, I know how much you love them, you always said " where did you find this card", because it always matches the way I feel about you. my brothers and I are going out to dinner to dinner to celebrate your birthday, I think I'm going to add your setting at the table, in case you can join us. I love you mom! happy birthday, I will be thinking about you today, but that's nothing new, you are on my mind and in my heart all day, everyday. love david
Joyce, hope you will be celebrating your birthday with Mom and Dad, Larry and Donna. Happy Birthday. Love Pudge
As May 10 nears I wanted to send you this message.
Happy Birthday Dear Sis
You are truly missed
May 10 is a special day
With thoughts of you
Sending my Love your way
Rest in Peace
I will always Love You!
hi mom, your birthday is almost here. I think about you all the time, I stopped for ice cream a few days ago, and I'll never forget when I was a little boy, you let me try your maple walnut ice cream, which was your favorite, so I got that, it was very good, but not as good as having yours, I'm on my way to church now, and I'll be singing loud for you this morning! I miss you soo much, and love you even more..love david
hi mom, it's your birthday next week, I wish you were here to celebrate it. I've been on such an emotional rollercoaster, it's been almost 2 months since you have been gone, and I act it up like I'm ok, but..well you know, because you are here watching me. ant is always there for me, you did a great job raising us, me, ant and john look out for each other. at this point in time, I need looking out for, it's too close to mothers day, and your birthday, I see all the mothers day commercials, and I start cracking, I feel like I'm going to go over the edge, I wish I could call you, but at least I can send you this message, I love you mom, I'm happy you are in paradise
Joyce, i miss you so much. I was thinking about plans we made and never had the chance to do it. I am going to follow thru and I know to u will be cheering me on. So much has happened in my life. I wish you were here to help me thru them. You would always remind me not to second guess myself and remember who I am. You would give me the courage to move on from hurt feelings when others condemn me. I am trying to be strong but it's hard when people make you feel less then you really are. I know already what you would tell me but its not the same. You are truly irreplaceable. I miss you my friend. I hope you always watch over us. Love, Melissa
hi mom, I've been thinking about you a lot, I wish you didn't have to leave me. ever since you've been gone, my life has not been the same, I can't catch up to it. you have always been my foundation in life, and now it's crumbling. ant does his best to keep my spirits good and for the most part he does a great job, I love him, I love both of my brothers, I miss you mom.
I miss you Joyce. I think of you every day.
hi grandma,i miss you everyday and night,i wish you were still here.you always knew how to make people smile and laugh,it is going to be hard when your bday comes.daddy misses you all the time,sometimes he cant go through the day without you or hearing your voice throughout the day.we all miss you so very much.im always thinking about you ,daddy needs you at this point ,i wish i could talk to you and hear your voice when i get off the bus stop to say hi and ask how was your day.it has been hard without you .i love you so very much ....love amanda
Hello Joyce, as I look at all the great photos in your guest book they make me smile and cry at the same time. You were a beautiful sister who I will always love. Missing you!
To All of Joyce's Family,
I wish you my deepest condolences. Joyce was a beautiful and caring person and will be missed by all who knew her.Joyce was devoted to her sons and to all her family and we were all so fortunate, to have had in our life, such a giving and beautiful person.
O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and us who are living the happiness of knowing this.
Happy Easter Joyce, I miss you so much.
Happy Easter Mommy.
We all still feel your love on this Joyfull day. We are all taking care of each other. God has blessed with your love. Anthony.
happy easter mom, i almost went to buy you an easter card today, i know how much you like the cards that i buy, but then it hit me, you are busy helping god build his kingdom. i miss you more everyday, i wish you could give me a hug, i am having a difficult time here without you, and you always found a way to make me feel better. pastor said it would get a little more difficult around holidays and your birthday, but its hard everyday. i love you mom.. love david
Joyce came to me in a dream last night. She was smiling and looked great. I know she is an angle now looking down and sending her love.
Missing you sis!
Thank you boys for the great pictures! Love you, Auntie Karen
Dave I can't believe it yet either. I miss her so much. I am here for you and your brothers for anything at all. Call me.
mom, it's been 3 Weeks since you have left us, and I can't get past the lonely, empty feeling I have, it hurts a lot. I wish God didn't call you home yet, didn't he know how much I would miss you, I love you mom..david
Missing you! Love always!
I Wish I Would Have Been Able To See You Just One More Time. I Will Always Remember & Cherish The Time I Was Able To Spend With You. See You One Sweet Day
Your Granddaughter (& Great Grands Rebecca, Kailee & Mason)
I see your spirit soaring high above the sky
I see your face as a tear forms in my eye
You creep into my thoughts
I hear your voice so very clear sending us your love
Saying to us you have no fear
The boys your sons wonder why you left so fast
It truly gives them comfort when they remember the past
I will miss our talks, and times together
Your in my heart now and forever
A great sister who was kind and caring
So many to thank for their love and sharing
My big sister who was my friend and loved very much
I long for a hug or even a slight touch
Our memories are many with pictures to share to keep you close
Rest in Peace my dear sister whom I loved the most.
Love always, Karen
Dear Anthony & family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Sandra (Valente) & Chuck Zayat & family
Joyce, I wish we had more time together. I will always think of you and all our fun memories of laughter and talks about life. I still cant believe your gone. I know your spirit lives on. I know you are Gods new Angel in heaven and in a better place. I love you. Till we meet again.
Your Friend, Melissa
Joyce was a daughter,sister,wife,mother,grandmother, great-grandmother,but most of all Joyce was a friend to everyone. Joyce was on this earth for 26,961days or 73years303days including 19 leap years or 73years 42 weeks3days or 887 months. you will be missed forever. JOHN&GERI
Mommy,so many of your family & friends came to celebrate your life today. We had many beautiful photos of you & your loved ones for all to share,as you have taught us to share. Many people told us that they had never seen such a moving, loving, joyful ceremony.Your love touched them all.Enjoy your time with the Lord, as we have enjoyed our time with you.
John and I were so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was such a lovely woman. She will be greatly missed. Take comfort in that she's at home with Our Lord and looking upon her family with pride. May God Bless You All. With love, Cathi and John Iafrate
Anthony very sorry to hear about your Mom. Holly Moniz
Anthony, David and John,
Our deepest condolences to you and your families on the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
To my dearest friend Joyce, I love you dearly. You will be missed. My sympathies to your whole family. Again, love, Anthony "Butch" Di Bona
Dear Anthony, Lynn and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Her contibution to the cancer research is a very generous gift. God bless your Mother, you and your family.
Angelo & Sharyn DiFazio
John,Anthony,David ...we are so very sorry for your loss
Joyce, I will never forget you. Our talks on the phone and how you always made me laugh. I am very upset to know you are not here anymore. I know you are in heaven and at peace but I am going to miss you till we meet again. My dear friend Joyce.
To John, David, & Anthony, Your Mom was a good friend of mine. I have been calling her. She usually called me every couple of weeks. I had a feeling something was wrong. Joyce was a friend I met a long time ago through work. She was always a good person and friend. She was kind, thoughtful to me and always made me laugh. She would say it like it was. She helped look at the positive side of life and always gave good advice. Whenever I needed a friend she was always their to listen. She was generous with her compliments and uplifting spirit. There should be more people like Joyce. She loved her sons and always talked highly of you all including her daughter in laws. I am sorry for your loss and mine. I am so very sad to lose my friend. God Bless you all and may you find piece in knowing she is an angel in heaven and will be missed. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye to my dear friend.
Anthony, David and John, Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you through this difficult time. Larry and Tina Matano
mom, i miss you soo very much. you always kept me together, when i was falling apart. i miss being able to pick up the phone asnd call you, just because i was thinking about you. i can't wait till i ge to heaven, and you are waiting for me with your arms open! i love you mom, love david
My deepest sympathy to all of you may you all have the strength you need to get through this difficult time. I met Joyce years ago when my aunt debbie married her brother ronny i remembered her beautiful inside and out. Cherish all your memories. My love to all of you.
Dear John, Missy and boys,
So soory for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
Love,Uncle Cho and Auntie Kathy
Anthony, David, John & families, My sincere condolences to you all in the loss of your beautiful Mom & Gram. We were good friends for the last 40 years and altho I am in Florida we had been keeping in touch. We shared so many happy times & shared so much. RIP Joyce. God Bless & love to you all.
Mommy, We are so very greatful to God that we were able to spend so much time together with you. I pray that we were able to give you as much peace as you have given us during this time. You made us laugh with each story. You brought us all even closer together with your compassion and serenity. We were there to comfort you, but in truth, it was you that comforted us.
Dear Anthony and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in knowing that your Mom is in a better place now where there is no more pain and suffering.
My Good Friends John and Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. My she Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time and always.
i will miss u my beatufull sister my endless love brother Donny
My Dearest John, Missy, Adam and Josh
There is no bond greatest then between a mother and her children and a grand-mother and her grand children. In This very sad time I Pray to God keep you strong. John your Mom was a wonderful person and loved her family deeply. There are no words that can say how much love I have for your family and how sad to say good by to someone who I have known since you were a young boy. Your Mom did good and she was very proud of you. It has been a gift for me and my family to have known your mom. God Bless You and Your Family.
We will miss you very much Grandma....Love you
John, Missy, Adam and Josh, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.