Joyce M. Dowling, 76, of Belvidere, NJ and formerly of Delaware Water Gap, PA, passed away at home on May 29, 2021 with her daughters by her side.
Joyce was born on June 17, 1944 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Stephen and Violet Forgus.
She was a graduate of Snyder High School class of 1962, Jersey City, NJ. Joyce worked as a certified ophthalmic technician for many years in Parsippany, NJ. She was a member of the local social club in Brookfield and she also volunteered with the Red Hats. Joyce loved to bake and cook for her family and it was known that no one could cook Thanksgiving dinner like she could. Joyce's favorite thing to do was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and won many competitions throughout her life. Joyce was also an avid gardener and everyone in the community would complement her on her gorgeous flower garden.
Joyce is survived by her daughters; Jean Andreotta and her husband Keith, Debbie Migliore and her husband Ralph, Sheri Engler, and nephew Stephen Forgus III and his wife Dawn. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren; Alexandria and Francesca Migliore, Jackson and Campbell Engler and Daniella and Gianna (fiance Joseph D'Avanzo) Andreotta, as well as great nephew Stephen Forgus IV.
In addition to her parents Joyce is predeceased by her first husband, and father of her children, James Evey. She is also preceded in death by her second husband, Richard Dowling, and her brothers Stephen Forgus Jr. and John Forgus.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882. Cremation will be held privately following the service.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an online condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com.
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