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Joy S. Alvino

August 27, 1988 - November 19, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 19, 2020



Birth Date:

August 27, 1988

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:



Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, New York

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Joy S. Alvino

Joy S. Alvino, resident of Waverly, NY passed away peacefully in her home on November 19, 2020 at the age of 32.

Joy is survived by her parents, Joanne Alvino, Glenn Alvino and step mother Susan White-Alvino; fiancé and life long friend, Matthew Howard; her sisters, Kala Fliescher, Anita Noll and Jennifer Alvino; nephew, Tyler Souders; and many other close relatives.

She is predeceased by her grandparents, Kenneth and Georgia Gibbs, Julia Gibbs, Anthony and Mildred Alvino; uncle, Dale Gibbs; aunt, Joanne Alvino; cousin, Brian Farrow; and her cat, Mittens, who she thought of as a brother.

Joy was born on August 27, 1988 in Sayre, PA. She enjoyed working for many years at the Best Buy Distribution Center in Nichols, NY. Joy was very interested in Genealogy, she spent much of her time tracing her ancestry back 15 generations. She always wanted to travel the world, trying different foods and to visit Italy, where her ancestors lived. Joy loved cats and horses. She enjoyed writing, architecture, taking pictures of old buildings, and visiting the Alley Cat Café in Ithaca, NY. Her favorite time of the year was winter, seeing the snow made her happy. 

Joy always looked up to her grandfather, Kenneth Gibbs and wished to be buried next to him at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo, NY.

A gravesite service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1pm at the Maple Grove Cemetery, 63 Stark Street Waterloo, NY, Section J.  In her honor, donations can be made to the cats at the Alley Cat Café through the Browncoat Cat Rescue Nibbles Fund, The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Joy’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Dad and Sue
Rest in peace precious girl. We will always love you, until we meet again.

From: Carol Jacobs
I was so sorry to hear about Joy. 
She was one of the kindest young 
Ladies I've had the pleasure to know. 
She will be missed. My thoughts and 
Prayers are with all.

From: Melissa Wood
I am so sorry to hear. Joy was the sweetest, nicest lady I ever worked with. May she rest in peace

From: John Souders
Joy was a very kind and strong young lady. She came a long way and overcame many challenges. Joy cared deeply about her family and friends. 
Rest In Peace Joy.

From: Matt Howard

She was my world. She was strong, kind, and intelligent. I miss you already. I love you Sunflower, rest in peace my love.

From: Crystal Preiser
I'm sorry to hear about your passing. Joy was an amazing woman and brought joy to many people. She accomplished a lot and touched many lives. Rest in peace Joy. You will never be forgotten.

From: Jackie ( pettit) Nichols
Rest in peace Joy. You were always so sweet to me in highschool. My condolences to Joy's Family, Friends and fiance Matt. Praying for healing during this difficult time for you all. God Bless.
The Nichols Family

From: Jimmy Metzar
My deepest sorrow to all. I had the pleasure to work with Joy  at Best Buy for many years. I will forever remember her soft spoken nature and kindness .She was such a hard and dedicated worker at all times. Joy my only hope now is that your spirit grants your wish and takes you to see the world. You will be sorely missed.

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