Dr. Joyce Dallaportas, 84, native of Watertown
Dr. Joyce Dallaportas, 84, Syracuse, passed away Wednesday, August 21 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she had been a patient for five days.
The family will receive friends starting at 11 am Tuesday, August 27 at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 12 noon at St. Vasilio’s Greek Orthodox Church, 502 Franklin St., Watertown, with Rev. Philip Yanulis officiating.
Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vasilio's Church, 502 Franklin St., Watertown, NY 13601.
She was born in Watertown, a daughter to Angelo and Vivian Dallaportas. Joyce graduated from Watertown High School. Following her graduation from high school, she continued her education at the Albany Business School and St. Basil’s Academy in Tarrytown, NY. Joyce completed her education at Syracuse University where she received her P.H.D. in English.
Dr. Dallaportas taught English at Watertown high school for several years, later becoming a professor with the faculty in the English department at Syracuse University for many years. Following her career in education, she turned her talents as an artist to restoring paintings and other works of art.
Dr. Dallaportas is survived by her brother, Dr. William Dallas, Watertown; a sister, Helen Dennis, Arizona; nieces and nephews. A sister, Constance “Dina” Dallaportas, predeceased her.
Online condolences may be made online at www.reedbenoit.com.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Watertown, NY
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