Joyce E. Demetrakis

joyce demetrakis

May 4, 1943 ~ March 6, 2021

Demetrakis, Joyce, E. (nee:Celia), age 77, of Englewood, formerly of Fort Lee, NJ, passed surrounded by her loving family on Saturday March 6, 2021. Born in West New York, NJ she was a graduate of Fort Lee Highschool and then obtained a Bachelors Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She began her career as a Social Worker for the Bergen County Welfare Board. Joyce spent thirty years of her career as a property, restaurant and hospitality manager in companies throughout Bergen County. Her last position was the manager of the Waterford Towers a Senior Services Living Community. She was a long-time member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian (Tenafly).

Beloved wife of 54 years of James Demetrakis. Devoted mother of Arianne Schreer and her husband Arnold, and Alexis Pizzurro and her husband Drew. Cherished grandma of Cecilia, James, William, and Olivia. Dear sister of Joseph Celia and his wife Soodabeh. Adored by her nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends on Sunday 2-6pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. Monday’s funeral services will be private. If so desired donations may be made to the John Theurer Cancer Center. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100


Visitation at Funeral Home: March 7, 2021 2:00 pm - March 6, 2021 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My deepest condolences to the family of Joyce Demetrakis! She will live on in our hearts forever! ❤️

  2. So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, classy, thoughtful lady! We are toasting her wonderful spirit and generosity!❤️

  3. My condolences to the Demetrakis family for the loss dear Joyce, a kind, thoughtful, strong, elegant, classy and nurturing woman. I have had the honor to work with/for her many decades ago and all I can remember is her grace. I was a young naiver kid, but she showed me nothing but kindness, love and empathy. When I lost my home in fire, she sent dear Arianne to my office with a huge bundle of cloths, an envelope filled with cash, and a message that I am fired if I do not accept her gracious gift. She always made me feel like a member of her family and I am forever grateful for that. My heart aches for my dear Mr. D., Arianne, Alexis and your entire family.
    Please know that I share this pain with you.
    with much love and respect,

  4. We are saddened to learn of Joyce's passing and offer our deepest condolences to the Demetrakis and Celia families. We will remember her for grace and kindness.

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