Haines City, Fla
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Joyce (Joy) Elizabeth Ingrisano, passed away at her home, Aug. 15, 2021, in Haines City, Fla. She was born in Queens, N.Y., on June 26, 1947, as the second of five children to Marion and John (Jack) Bried of Massapequa, N.Y.
Soon after graduating high school Joyce relocated to Mount Desert. While aimed at raising a family, she was also successful in earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Husson University and then continued her studies to achieve a master’s degree in divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary. Eastbrook is where she eventually settled and found peace, before recently relocating to the sunshine of Haines City, Fla.
Aside from her deep respect for her faith, Joyce was a lover of the natural outdoors. She could often be found capturing the beauty of nature through her photography, or just relaxing at camp “serenity,” listening to the sounds of the loons along the shores of Abram’s Pond. Joyce found solace in helping those in need, particularly when spirits may have been dampened. Through her ministry, and her caregiving, Joyce found a sense of purpose in “being there” for others. Her spare time was often filled with a peaceful contentment, as she crocheted, tackled a puzzle or just dabbled in one of her many favorite craft projects. She was an avid football fan to say the least, and if not on the golf course, or out for a swim or a kayak paddle on the pond, Joyce reveled in the time she had to spend with family and friends. She was a loving mother and an unforgettable grandmother. Her smile was as infectious as those unforgettable family recipes that have a way of always making others feel at home. Her free spirit and vision of life will undoubtedly live on forever in all of those she has touched.
Joyce is survived by her three sisters, Carol, Rita and June; brother Thomas; daughter Tonya; sons Mark and Matthew; grandchildren Athena, Maddox, Rykin, Markus and Eric; and many nieces and nephews and family.
A gathering to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held at a later date upon notification.
“Live for today, hope for tomorrow, love every moment.” — Joy