In Memory

Joyce K. Gregory (Mastrangioli)

Joyce K. Gregory (Mastrangioli)

We once again are sad to announce the death of another BHS '72 classmate, Joyce K. Gregory Mastrangioli, who passed away on November 22, 2021, of a massive heart attack while living in Henderson, Nevada. We thank Mara Thompson Stone and Barb Alt Lovingier for their notice to us about Joyce.

UPDATE: I had a chance to speak with Joyce's husband of 29 years, Thomas R. Mastrangioli. He met Joyce over 30 years ago while they both worked at the Flamingo Resort Casino in Las Vegas. Both Thomas and Joyce were professional card dealers. 

Joyce had 3 boys, 2 (Jason and Christopher in their 40s in 2021) from a previous marriage, and 1 (Justin, age 29 in 2021) with Thomas. All three boys lived within 10 minutes of Joyce and Thomas in the Henderson, Nevada, area.

Many of us lost touch with Joyce after High School, so just a few bits of information that Thomas graciously provided are below. 

Joyce moved to the Las Vegas area when she was 20. Early on she was a card dealer at Sam's Town. In addition to working at the Flamingo, Joyce finished her career with MGM Resort and retired 1 year ago. 

Joyce requested that there be no viewing or funeral services for her, so there is no printed obituary. Nonetheless, Thomas added these insights on Joyce: She was a very loving person who loved life. She enjoyed swimming, Tony Roma's Ribs, Disneyland and the Beauty and the Beast movie starring George C. Scott. Thomas also mentioned Joyce loved to shop, suggesting that she was a "QVC-holic." Thomas is still dealing cards at the Sahara and is the only "Tom" that works the day shift there. Next time you see Tom make sure you tell him how highly we thought of Joyce.

It was my great pleasure to share the opposite ends of Cloverwood Street with Joyce growing up and to know of her sweet, kind ways. -- Ed Eynon.

5/16/2022 UPDATE--Last weekend I had the opportunity to talk to a pit boss in the Saraha Casino in Las Vegas and found out that Tom, Joyce's surviving husband, had retired from his card dealer job 2 months ago. Good for him after Joyce's passing, right? So, if anyone wants to get in touch with Tom Mastrangioli, he or she can do so by looking him up in Henderson, Nevada. 

 



 
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12/12/21 03:50 PM #1    

Jim R. Slover

RIP BUC.


01/29/22 01:43 PM #2    

Mara L. Thomson (Stone)

I knew Joyce pretty well at Washington Jr High.  I always thought she was so cute and so sweet.   I knew all the boys in our class had crushes on her!!   She had such a bubbly personality and she was nice to everyone she came in contact with.   

In the years since high school, especially as I was trying to find classmates for the reunions that have gone "missing", I have tried on numerous occasions to find Joyce.  She was just one of those people that really didn't leave a trail to her doorstep.  I am very sad I never was able to find her.  


01/30/22 06:57 PM #3    

Debra R. Heida (Dedic)

Joyce was always a good friend to me from junior high school on up through high school, and beyond. Unfortunately we lost contact about 15 years ago, but then reconnected about a year ago. It was so good talking to her, she sounded great and was interested in going to the reunion. Then I got the notice from her husband in December that she had died. It broke my heart, as I was so looking forward to seeing her at the reunion. She was always so sweet, kind, quiet, quick to laugh, and a joy to be with. She drove me to high school everyday and never threatened to leave me, as I was always late. I'm so sorry she had to leave this earth so soon. RIP my sweet friend. Love, Deb


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