Joyce Dean, of Mamaroneck, died May 5, after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born in White Plains on August 25, 1939 to Michael and Rose (Sepa) DeFonce and was a graduate of F.E. Bellows High School Class of 1957. For 30 years she worked for the Village of Mamaroneck, retiring as the Secretary to the Village Manager.
Joyce was an outstanding cook and an avid reader who also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, golf and trips to the casino. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren.
Beloved wife of Thomas Dean. Cherished mother of John Dean (Colleen) and Lynne Newton (Tom) and step-mother of Michael Dean (Debra), Claudia Haskins (Mark), and Carol Dean. Loving sister of Michael DeFonce (Theresa) of Modesto, CA and Robert DeFonce (Pat) of Brooksville, FL. Dear grandmother of Michelle, Carlin, Jack, Chelsea and Rowanne.
Visitation Friday, May 7 from 5-9pm at COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, 767 E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck. 914698-5968. Funeral Service Saturday, May 8 at 11am at the funeral home, followed by private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Village of Mamaroneck Library Fund (Attn: Mary Soto) , 136 Prospect Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543.