Joyce graduated from Vineland High School in 1958. She then graduated from Temple University, where she earned a Master's Degree in Education. She was a teacher at Vineland High School for 42 years, while there she was the moderator for the Key Club, the Ski Club as well as many other extra curricular activities. Joyce was on the Vineland Zoning Board, a board member for the Vineland Public Library, and a member of the Holocaust Commission. She enjoyed being outdoors, working in her yard and a world wide traveler. She was a aficionado of the arts, she loved going to museums and the theater.