Joyce-Fonollosa-Obituary

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Joyce Mary Fonollosa

Clermont, Florida

Feb 7, 1948 – Sep 7, 2019 (Age 71)

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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 Karney 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 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm.
Becker Funeral Home
806 W. Minneola Avenue
Clermont, Florida 34711
352-394-7121


Mass of the Resurrection is at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Friday September 13 at 12pm.

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.

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Joyce was a champion for children and kind and for that I will always love and remember her

I was privileged to have worked under Joyce Fonollosa when she was AP at PS 4 in SI
She was all those things cited in her obituary but more importantly she was always a champion for children I will always remember and love her for this and her kindness . May God Rest her soul.
Sincerely
Annette Droz Fuentes Retired AP from the Petrides School in Staten Island.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of your wife. She will be truly missed and I will include you and your family in my daily prayers. I worked with Joyce for many years in District 13 Ps 133.> She was a great friend who motivated me to become a teacher. She was always kind to me and I enjoyed her bubbly personality. This sweet soul will be missed
Carlos G Socorro, Miami Beach Florida

Joyce was a gifted, talented teacher and mentor. She was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. She cared for her mom for many years. I first met her at IS 51 in the early 80's and we became friends.
She guided me through my AP and Principal licenses with her expertise and vast knowledge of NYCDOE procedures.
Joe, John Paul, and Joshua and your families, you are in my prayers at this truly difficult time. May you Rest In Peace my friend. And may God reward you for all...

This lady had the passion needed to instill
higher education goals for all she met.
My thoughts go out to her loving family in these difficult days.

I had the privilege of having Joyce as a dedicated and inspirational colleague, who was always willing to share her insights and expertise. I also learned of her roles as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who valued and enjoyed her time spent with her family. The video is evidence of this and serves as a beautiful and touching tribute to her exuberant spirit and warm smile. She will be missed but will live on in the collective memories of her family and friends. Rest in Peace, Joyce!

I was very happy to have meet you. Sorry we didnt have more time together. You were the light of your family and for all the light will always be on.