Remmel, Joyce Lorraine
Birth: Wednesday, March 30, 1932
Residence: Hollywood, MD
Death: Friday, June 12, 2020 at the age of 88
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Joyce Lorraine Remmel, 88, formerly of Hollywood, Maryland died June 12, 2020 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Gayle Remmel Bonasorte and Joe Bonasorte, in Parrish, Florida. Joyce was under the home care of Tidewell Hospice for complications from dementia. Born March 30, 1932 in Washington, DC she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lena Joy. She was the loving wife of the late Robert "Bob" Remmel, whom she married on June 11, 1950 in the Hollywood United Methodist Church. In addition to being survived by her daughter and son-in-law, she is also survived by her son, Barry Nelson Remmel of Ponce deLeon, Florida, her sister, Juanita Buchanan of Hollywood, Maryland, her brothers, Elwood Joy (Marge) of Hollywood, Maryland and Arnold Joy (Loretta) of Williamsport, Maryland. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lois Windham of Spring, Texas, Austin Remmel of Mt. Washington, Maryland, Rebecca Windsor (Joey) of Dameron, Maryland, Corey Bonasorte (Stephanie) of Belmont, California, Leah Burke (Sean) of Woodstock, Maryland and Douglas Remmel of Ponce deLeon, Florida, as well as great-grandchildren Amaya Remmel, Lilly Remmel, MacKenzie Windsor, Alexander Tink, Joshua Tink, Alexandra Burke and Grace Burke, and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her sisters Eunice Gatton and Mildred Crichfield, and her brothers Herbert Joy, Marion Joy and Marvin Joy. A long-time resident of Hollywood, Maryland, Joyce was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and dear friend. But she also had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of students in the St. Mary's County Public School System as a Food Services Teacher at the St. Mary's County Technical Center. In all, she spent 50 years working in the school system and built a lasting legacy as an extraordinary mentor to so many who went on to successful careers in food service. Not a restaurant or store visit would go by, almost anywhere in St. Mary's County, without a happy reunion with one of her former students. After 21 years teaching food service full time, she continued to teach as a substitute for another 19 years until 2010 when she retired for good. She turned her attention to the joys of her family, many friends, dear neighbors, love of gardening and genealogy, and her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her famous cream puffs and always had people lining up at the annual Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department dinner. Joyce was a life-long member of the Hollywood United Methodist Church and a volunteer for numerous church activities. She was also a member of the Julia Halla Chapter #107, Order of the Eastern Star. Because of the unfortunate concerns caused by the Covid 19 Coronavirus, regular memorial services are impossible at this time. A celebration of life service at the Hollywood United Methodist will be coordinated in the future by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home of Leonardtown, Maryland as soon as we can confidently determine that it is safe for everyone to attend.
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