Joyce Vintaloro passed away on August 11, 2019. Joyce had a heart filled with light, a spirit filled with warmth, and a smile filled with radiance.
Joyce was an accomplished singer and songwriter with a beautiful voice. She had a gift for writing song lyrics and wrote many songs, some of which celebrated the things she loved most - the season of spring, New York City and Christmas. Joyce’s song, “Christmas in Herald Square”, which she wrote with her late husband, musician Tony Tamburello, was recorded by Tony Bennett. The song was included on the albums “The Playground” and the “The Classic Christmas Album”.
Other songs in her body of work included “Spring is Doing Her Thing” and “People Gotta Move”.
Joyce spent most of her adult life in New York City, a city she loved. She worked at several jobs that let her strong people skills shine - a flight attendant, manager at Hertz Rent A Car and secretary to the President at the Shubert Theater. She also appeared on the cover of Downbeat Magazine in the ‘60s, after being approached by a photographer on the street, who was intrigued by her beauty.
Joyce was a very devoted and loving mother to her daughter, Nina Tamburello.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Nina Tamburello, and her sister, Ginger Bennett. She is pre-deceased by her parents, James and Evelyn Vintaloro, and her husband, Tony Tamburello.
Joyce will be remembered for her kind heart, generous nature, warmth, radiant smile, sensitivity, creative nature,optimistic outlook on life, love of animals, music and laughter and her wonderful sense of humor. She will be dearly missed.
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