Joyce M. Morton, 86, formerly of High Acres, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, with her daughter, Phyllis by her side.
She was born July 10, 1927, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Frank and Carmella Urso Lauria Sr.
Joyce had owned the Vintage House Restaurant with Betty Fadale, and she had worked as a waitress for many years at the Hotel Jamestown, LaScala, Iron-stone and the Nite Lounge.
Joyce took great pride in keeping her home absolute-ly spotless.
Surviving are two daughters: Phyllis (David) Caloren of Bemus Point; Sharon (Dennis) McGreevy of Flat Rock, N.C.; two grandchildren, Heather-Marie VanDorn of Sammanish, Wash., and Charity Joy Carris of Bemus Point; two stepgrandchildren: Stephanie Lynn (Chris) Burgstrom of Rochester, and James Brian Caloren of Bemus Point; a cherished great-grandson, Jordan Dominic Carris-Caloren of Bemus Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Morton; son-in-law, David James Caloren; two brothers: Sam Lauria and Frank Lauria Jr.; and two sisters: Carrie Morgante and Mary Ann Elardo.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring by the Lind Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Joyce at www.lindfuneralhome.com.