Joy Lisa Missett, 67, of Exeter, passed away Saturday evening, June 3, 2023 in Allied Services Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on July 13, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose M. Lussi Vennarini.
Joy was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1973 and a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Business College. She had been employed by Llewellyn and McKane Printing, Wilkes-Barre for 47 years before her retirement in January.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Joseph Vennarini; brother-in-law, Stanley Turkos; and sister-in-law, Anne Callahan.
Surviving are her husband of 46 years, George J. Missett; children, Dr. Ricky Clouser-Missett and wife Melissa, Glenside, PA, and Genna Joy Missett, Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Milo and Roman Clouser-Missett; sister, Renee Turkos, Duryea; brother-in-law, Richard Missett and wife Grace, Wyoming; sisters-in-law, Clare Missett, Wyoming; Mary Schwartz and husband Bob, Pittston; Jane Martin and husband Don, Duryea; and Margy Nobile and husband Mark, Jenkins Township; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joy lived her life with love which was evident by her ever-present smile and nonstop kindness for others. She greeted everyone with a loving hug and had a special way of making you feel like the most important person in the room.
A passionate Philadelphia sports fan, she could be found on summer days rooting for the Phillies and on Sundays in the fall cheering for the Eagles. Saturdays were reserved for her beloved Nittany Lions and Joy loved nothing more than putting on a tailgate for family and friends outside Beaver Stadium.
First and foremost, Joy loved her family. She was happiest surrounded by her beloved husband, children, & grandchildren and did absolutely everything within her power to make sure they never wanted for anything, especially a good home-cooked meal. Two of her favorite things to do were enjoy a meal at Agolino’s on Tuesdays and go for a ride on a warm day with George in their convertible. Her favorite place to be in the world was sitting on the beach in Avalon, NJ in *her* chair.
Always humble, she would often respond to expressions of thanks with “for nothing”. Her happy place in the last few years was snuggled up on the couch with her grandsons in her lap reading book after book after book.
Joy’s family would like to thank the staff at Geisinger Community Medical Center and Wyoming Valley, in particular Dr. Sorab Gupta. They would also like to thank the incredible staff at Allied Services Hospice for their compassionate, respectful, and loving care of Joy in her final days.
The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 5pm-8pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 9:30am in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Children’s Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or Trans Lifeline.