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Loving Memory To Be Added To Landscape

A beautiful tribute will be made this Sunday to someone who was a dear friend of mine and who I miss greatly and still think about every day.

A crepe myrtle tree, Joy’s favorite kind of tree, will be planted along the south shore of Silver Lake to honor her memory and to recognize the great happiness she added to the lives of her family and her many friends.  For me it will have to substitute for a statue of her that would remind passers by of all she did for the people of Belmar in the last few years of her life.

It was actually Joy’s daughter Angela’s sorority sisters at Chi Omega, University of Delaware, that came up with the idea and planned and organized the event.  Heartfelt thanks to them.

Anyone is free to attend and it would be nice to see some of the people  who knew Joy, or knew of her, showing up and being a part of it.  It will take place at noon, October 15 in approximately the spot indicated below.

With her husband Carmine


  1. Just Passing Through wrote:

    We all miss her and her comments.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  2. Noreen Dean wrote:

    My pleasure to attend this fitting tribute to Joy.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  3. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    A great loss. I truly miss fighting windmills this this kind and truthful friend.
    Her love and now the tree live on.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  4. OLD MAN wrote:

    Was always very pleasant to this old man.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink
  5. Katrina wrote:

    Thank you Dave for sharing this with your readers. Anyone who worked with Joy knows how dedicated to the public good she was. What a wonderful tribute to her and her family. I miss you so my Joyous
    Hope to see a lot of you there.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  6. Joan Corallo wrote:

    Plan on attending

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  7. Maria wrote:

    What a caring lady and good friend of the community. Rest in peace.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  8. Josh Vallario wrote:

    She convinced me to run last year. I only knew her for a short time, but what a lady she was. Impressive and committed!

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    There is no better recommendation for me than Joy encouraging you to run for office in Belmar. It was because she knew you had the goods and honor Josh.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm | Permalink
  10. Terry Pierce wrote:

    Will be glad and sad to be there.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

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