Joyce Romano

Obituary of Joyce Romano

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but 'steal' some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”

― Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

Joyce was a kind woman with a heart of gold. She was private in her life, she was the type of person who needed to know you before she opened up. But when she was comfortable, she would give you a little window into her life. She made excellent raviolis during the holidays, and it was her claim to fame with her family. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing, and she was also a painter. 

Romano, Joyce C. on July 11, 2018 of West Seneca, NY. Loving sister of Donald F. Romano; beloved aunt of Robert S. Romano and Barbara R. (Keith) Fowler; dearest great-aunt of Brandon, Bobbi, Will, Brad, and Cassie; and sister-in-law of Sharon C. Romano. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9 AM, Saturday, July 14, at Queen of Heaven Church. Please assemble at church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, in her memory. Online condolences at