Joyce Frei


(nee Nicarus), 68 years, of Paramus, formerly of Lodi, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. A graduate of Lodi High School, she earned her B.A. in education from William Paterson College. Before retiring Joyce was a School Teacher at Memorial Elementary School, South Hackensack.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Louis and Mae Nicarus. Beloved wife of Frederick Frei for 46 years. Loving sister of Louis Nicarus Jr. and Pauline Lo Proto. Dear sister-in-law of Robert and Jeanette Frei and Jeffrey LoProto. Cherished aunt of many loving nieces and nephews. Joyce leaves behind her dear friends Joseph and Carole D'Amico and the Arena family.

She will be missed and mourned by many.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass at the RC Church of the Annunciation, 50 W Midland Avenue, Paramus. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation - Multiple Sclerosis Center, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

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Posted by Alex Berberich on March 8, 2019 1:20 PM x

With all the love and sympathy to a family bonded in strength and perseverance. May Joyce rest peacefully in the healing hands of the Lord.

Posted by Karen Labozetta on March 8, 2019 12:30 AM x

Heartfelt sympathies to Fred, and family and friends of Joyce.... I did not know her very long, but her personality, strength and enduring wit won me over immediately. It was a privilege to know her, and despite the many challenges she faced, it never took away that smile or her quick witted easy now, Joyce.... XO

Posted by Stacey DeLaura Zegla on March 7, 2019 8:05 PM x

My dearest sympathies to the family. I have fond memories of her when I was a student at Memorial School back in the 1980s. She was a great teacher and may she rest in peace.

Posted by Vicki guabello on March 6, 2019 8:08 PM x

You all have our deepest sympathy, and will be in our thoughts and prayers.


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