Love and memories last forever...
  • 81 years old
  • Born on October 18, 1937 .
  • Passed away on May 26, 2019 .

Joy Burlingame, of South Harrison, NJ, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Inspira Hospital in Vineland.  

Joy was born on October 18, 1937 in Salem, NJ.  She married Walter Burlingame, Jr. on October 5, 1957 and has been happily married for 61 years.  They have resided in South Harrison Twp for nearly 60 years raising their children and enjoying the small town experience.  

Joy spent her life as a homemaker, raising her 4 children, Walter (Judi), Greg (Cindy), Dennis (Sheri), and Mollie (Jeff) and enjoying her 12 grandchildren, Ashly, Jeffrey, Tyler, Jonathon, Ryleigh, Madison,Greggy, Raygen, Zack, Rexx, Cailon, and Reed and 4 Great Grandchildren, Brayden, Jarred, Mia, and Emersyn.

Joy loved spending her time with her children and grandchildren, whether it was watching them play a sport, teaching them how to bake, watching a silly movie, feeding them whatever they wanted, or just hugging and kissing them.  Joy was known for her chocolate chip cookies and strawberry jelly, that she always was giving away to family and friends. You would always see her working elections each year, catching up on the news of everyone who voted. Joy enjoyed the beach, sitting by her pool, taking care of her flower gardens, visiting with family and friends, and holding her husband’s hand wherever they were.

Friends and family are invited to visit Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Fertig Funeral Home, 63 N. Main St.,  Mullica Hill NJ 08062, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Service following.  Burial will be private.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in honor of Joy to a charity of your choice.


Posted by Paul B. Showers on June 3, 2019
Walt and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I guess I’ve known you most of my life and especially the past thirty years. Joy and I would often chat and catch up on family or friends sometimes daily. Somewhere along the line there’s a relationship to my wife Barbara on the Strang side of things. She loved her family so deeply and credited you all for having been her reason “to hang around as long as she could “ Take good care, Paul and Barbara Showers
Posted by Cathy Gaglianone on May 30, 2019
JDear friend Joy missing you today and all the tomorrows.One of the best friends anyone could have. We met when our sons started at Kingsway and watched them play ball and cheer our hearts out, and a little cussing too. joy was such a giving and loving friend, always had camera in hand taking your picture and never forgetting your birthday and special occasions. What a wonderful Mother. reminded me of the simple pleasures in this life. Always brought choc. chip cookies and gift when visiting. I could go on and on, I love you and miss you Dear Lady. Until we meet again, Cathy
Posted by Maryann Yurgin Morris on May 28, 2019
Mrs B will forever be missed. I talk about her often and will remember so many things about her. Just to name a few of my favorites. Her chocolate chip cookies, I don't think anyone could have loved them more than me lol. And she knew it too. Loved her jellies. Will always remember having strawberry shortcake for dinner lol. Will always be reminded of her everytime I see photo albums she made for me,the lil trinkets she had engraved for all my kids. The album's made from newspaper clippings for Michael and Dakota, my annual Christmas card w pics in it from the past year.. The list goes on and on.. but I will truly miss her occasional spur of the moment drop in where she sat on my couch and gossiped.. lol that truly was my favorite thing about her. I love her dearly and will miss her more ♥️

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