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Official Obituary of: Joy E. Rezza, 94, on December 27, 2021

Joy E. Rezza, 94, on December 27, 2021

ATTLEBORO FALLS – Joy Elizabeth Rezza, 94, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at Life Care Center of Attleboro.  She was wife of the late Joseph P. Rezza. 

Born in Minneapolis, MN and was the daughter of David D. and Hilma Chase and the step-daughter of Esther Chase.  After finishing high school, Joy left Minneapolis to join family in Massachusetts and remained here until her death.  Like many young people who moved to the area, Joy found work at the Chocolate Factory in Mansfield, and later worked in the jewelry industry.  In later, years, Joy managed the bookkeeping for her husband, Joe Rezza’s business, Boro Sand and Stone, Inc.  As an only child, she always wanted six children, she didn’t quite get there, having four children, three boys and a girl.  Joy enjoyed gardening, and loved a day of visitng yard sales.  She was an animal lover and instilled that in her children.  She would never turn down a stray kitten, dog and even a large New Zealand White rabbit.  Joy was a home body.  She enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren; having a cup of tea and a pastry, playing board games, or making jig saw puzzles together.  She instilled the love of reading to her grandchildren.

Joy is survived by her children and their spouses, Peter and Patty Rezza of North Attleboro, MA; Judith Petrillo Lafferty and James Lafferty of Groveland, MA; and Russell and Susan Brown of Niantic, CT; her grandchildren, David Brown and his wife Jordan; Adam Rezza and his fiancé, Tara Benczkowski; Craig Rezza, and Angela Rezza as well as many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Joseph, she was pre-deceased by her son, John Petrillo and her former husband Harry Petrillo.

A Mass will be held at St. Mark’s Church, 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls at 10 o’clock on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lenore’s Pantry, North Attleboro Town Hall, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA  02760 or LaSallete Shrine, Attn. Fr. Flavio, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA  02703.

 

 

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  • Peter and family – We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.  Mrs. Rezza was such a kind and loving woman.  We will remember her always.  We hope fond memories will comfort you and help you through these difficult days.  May she rest in peace. 

  • Peter,

    Maddie and I were very sad to here about the loss of your Mom. May God give you and your family the strength and love to get through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss Rezza Family. 

  • Peter,Patty and family
    So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life she had. She is now back with Joe smiling down on you.

  • Joy was a wonderful, caring, woman who will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of having known her.  May your faith in the Lord comfort you at this time, and in the future, knowing that she is at peace in the arms of the Lord.

  • So very sorry to hear of Joy’s passing.  Glad that she had many years here for all of you.  You are in my thoughts.

  • Oh Peter, and family  I am so sorry. You will all be in  my thoughts and prayers . I Will remember your mom and my memories of her forever . May you be at peace at once Mrs. Rezza – Kim And my mom Elsie . 

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  1. Oh Peter, and family  I am so sorry. You will all be in  my thoughts and prayers . I Will remember your mom and my memories of her forever . May you be at peace at once Mrs. Rezza – Kim And my mom Elsie . 

  2. So very sorry to hear of Joy’s passing.  Glad that she had many years here for all of you.  You are in my thoughts.

  3. Joy was a wonderful, caring, woman who will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of having known her.  May your faith in the Lord comfort you at this time, and in the future, knowing that she is at peace in the arms of the Lord.

  4. Peter,Patty and family
    So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life she had. She is now back with Joe smiling down on you.

  5. Peter,

    Maddie and I were very sad to here about the loss of your Mom. May God give you and your family the strength and love to get through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss Rezza Family. 

  6. Peter and family – We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.  Mrs. Rezza was such a kind and loving woman.  We will remember her always.  We hope fond memories will comfort you and help you through these difficult days.  May she rest in peace. 

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