Joyce M. (Baksa) Muniente


Joyce M. Muniente, 89, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in Washington Mills on November 9, 1931, a son of the late Frank and Alice (Clancy) Baksa. On May 31, 1951, she was united in marriage to Michael Muniente, a blessed union of nearly 70 years.

Surviving besides her husband, Mike, is a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Frederick Bonhotel; a son, Dale Muniente; a sister, Alice Moore; four grandchildren, Lori Powers, Kelly Fleury, and Jarrett and Trenton Muniente; four great-grandchildren, Belen, Johnny, Wynter and Freddie; brother-in-law, Robert Muniente; sisters-in-law, Violet Lastowicka and Lois Muniente; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Betty Doyle, Wava Senn and Bonnie Jury; and two brothers, Jack and William Baksa.

Joyce’s family would like to thank the staff at Betsy Ross for their wonderful care and compassion.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place in Holland Patent Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.

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