Joyce Petramala

Date of Death: 
Friday, November 18, 2022

Joyce Marie Petramala (nee DeStefano) 74 of Chicago.  Beloved wife of Jack.  Devoted mother of Lisa, Jack (Kristy), and Lindsey (Matt).  Loving grandmother of Jack, Brynn, and Emmy.  She was a loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to many.  

Joyce was married to her loving husband Jack for over 54 years. Joyce was the largest (and loudest) cheerleader for all of her children whether it was at youth sports or talking about her children's successes later in life.

Joyce worked hard and set a wonderful example for her family. She would take care of her children during the day and then sold Tupperware like no other for over 30 years.  She was so filled with life (and joy), her name was very appropriate.   

Several years ago she was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia and fought this terrible disease as hard as she could. This disease may have robbed her time with her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends but it does not define the impact she has made on their lives.We are choosing to celebrate Joyce and how she made everyone's life brighter. Her family has set up a page in her honor in hopes that in some small part we can all play a role in finding a cure for this disease.  Donations can be made at the following: 

We will love you forever, and you will be with us in our heads and our hearts forever.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 2:00pm
Acacia Park Cemetery


Judith McIntyre
I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. May you be dancing and laughing right now. ❤️
Gayle Reis
Dear Friend It has been a true honor and pleasure to call you my friend. I know you have found your peace after your struggles these past years. Laugh and dance with the angels while singing along with Elvis. Your smile is brightening the heavens.
Lisa Petramala
I love you as my Mom-the wonderful woman who has done more for me than any other person in the world. Thank you for my happy childhood and making me a better person. You were my best friend and an example of strength and courage and love at its best. I will miss you everyday, but you left me a lifetime of happy memories. Love, LIsa
Joycewill be missed by all those you touched. She was a special lady.
Rosie D’Onofrio
Although I have never met you, I know so much about you through Lisa. May you rest in peace and keep looking over your family. Sending prayers to the entire family as this is a very difficult time. Take care of each other. Hugs