SOUTHPORT — Joyce Ann (Goldae) Fotia, 78, of Southport, NC, passed away February 4, 2023 after losing her battle with cancer.
Joyce was born on August 12, 1944 in Dade County, FL and adopted by Joseph and Ethel Goldae of Port Chester, NY. She graduated from Port Chester High School in 1962 and married the love of her life, Anthony Fotia on September 6, 1962. They spent 60 wonderful years together.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Anthony of Southport, NC; her daughter Jodi Baldwin and husband Wes; grandson Michael Speziale and partner Alex; grandson Kevin Baldwin and wife Christina; daughter Debbie Schwartz and husband Tom, granddaughter Dina Schwartz and husband, Pablo, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Joyce and Anthony moved from Port Chester to New Fairfield, CT in 1977. Joyce was one of the founding members of the New Fairfield Animal Welfare Society. They later moved to Winsted, CT and then Torrington, CT to be closer to their daughter Jodi and grandson Michael.
In 2009, Joyce and Anthony moved to Southport, NC to enjoy their retirement. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Amenities Center in Rivermist from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.