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“Just saw this on my computer check, Sorry on your lose Phil ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: John Robbins - Stuart, FL

“I just learned of Joyce"s passing. My sincerest condolences to you Phil, Bobby, Mary and Kathleen. She was a lovely lady. Extremely compassionate...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Dawn (Leonard) George - FL

“Extremely sad to hear about Mrs. Petrino. She was a kind,gracious, caring woman who always took the time to say hello and ask how you were doing. We...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff Leonard - Malden, MA

“Uncle Philip, Mary, Paul, Bob, Nicole, Kathleen and Jimmy, I'm having a hard time putting anything into words. Aunt Joyce meant so much to me and I...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Johansson - Tewksbury, MA

“Phil, Bobby, Mary,Kathleen and families,We have no words for your loss. Joyce was an amazing woman - she had this way of always making you feel...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: The Foote Family - Melrose, MA

“Love is patient Love is kindIt does not envyIt does not boast It is not proudIt is not rudeIt is not self-servingIt is not easily angeredIt keeps no...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Doreen Cahill - Exeter, NH

“Phil: Deepest condolences on Joyce's passing. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Wakefield, MA


8 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Smith - Wakefield, MA

“Mary , Bob , Phil, So sorry for your loss. Shocked to hear the news. Hope the best for you all in these times of grievance . ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Erik Savoia - Melrose, MA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Erik Savoia - Melrose, MA

“Mary and family,I am so very sorry for the sudden loss of your dear loved one. Healing prayers for you and your family. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Darlene Taylor - Saugus, MA

“God bless JOYCE. WE were childhood friends. Wonderful and kind woman ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: GAIL MENKELLO - Wakefield, MA

“Phil, Mary, Kathleen, Bobby,We are so pained by your (Our loss) and cannot find the right words in expressing our feelings.We meet so many people...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Pulaski - Milton, DE

“Dear Petrino Family, I would like to offer you my sincere sympathy on the loss of Joyce. She was a beautiful person and a lovely wife and mother...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: sheila tighe - melrose, MA

“Dear Philip and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce.She was such a kind, friendly and wonderful person. May god be with you...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Charlene and Don Bremberg - MA

“Uncle Philip, Bob, Mary, Kathleen and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Joyce was a very special Aunt. She was always there for...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Donna McCune - Fort Mill, SC


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Joyce A. Petrino, Melrose resident, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 with her family by her side at Winchester Hospital. She was 76.

Born in Melrose on October 24, 1942, Joyce is one of two children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lattanzi. She grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1960. In her earlier years, she enjoyed spending summers with her family on The Cape.

Joyce would meet and later marry her beloved Philip M. Petrino, and they would go on to share 47 great years together.

Family was first and foremost to Joyce. She was actively involved in their lives and never missed any of their school functions and sporting events. She took great joy in planning the yearly vacations that she and her family went on to North Conway, NH.

Cooking and baking were two of Joyce's passions, and if she wasn't in the kitchen, you could find her reading a cookbook, or watching a cooking show. She also enjoyed knitting. She was known for making her children and grandchildren hats, mittens, and slippers. If someone needed some clothing altered, Joyce was the lady for the job. There wasn't an article of clothing she couldn't make or fix.

Christmastime was cherished. She always looked forward to putting up her Christmas Village and family and friends from all over would come to see it. She took great joy in going shopping for gifts for her family.

Joyce lived for her family and friends. Her warmth, generosity, and willingness to drop anything to help someone in need will be missed by all who knew her.

Joyce was the beloved wife of Philip M. Petrino with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Loving mother of Robert Petrino and his wife Nicole of Wakefield, Mary Henehan and her husband Paul of Lynnfield, and Kathleen DiCato and her husband Jimmy of Wakefield. Dear sister of Alfred Lattanzi and his wife Dolores of Everett. Cherished Nona of Bobby, Kaylie, Brenden, Deven, Jake, and Luke. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives & friends will gather in honor of Joyce's life at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield for her Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 12 at 10am. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Gifts in Joyce's memory may be made to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE. 68010.