Joyce A. Tempe, 82, lifelong resident of Meriden, died on February 6, 2018. Born in Meriden on December 12, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Kumnick) Lombardo. Mrs. Tempe was employed by Gaylord Specialty Hospital in Public Relations for 30 years. She was the Princess of the Meriden Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1956.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Pappas and Susan VanEmburgh and her husband Donald S. Jr. of New York; her two sisters, Margaret Bousa (NY) and Gloria Lorenzo; her six grandchildren, Jacob, Damara, Andreas, Stathis and his wife Kimberly Pappas, and Daniel and Rianna VanEmburgh; one great-granddaughter, Anastasia Pappas, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Judy Young.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, St. Joseph Campus, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden, CT 06450 on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m.