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WEBER--Joy Ann. The indefatigable Joy Ann Weber went to a better place on October 6, at the too early age of 55, after gracefully and valiantly living with metastatic breast cancer for over a half a decade. Joy will be most remembered for her courageous, relentless spirit and her warm heart. She was a true role model to everyone, and there were so many, who had the privilege to be touched by her life. Joy leaves behind her most precious gifts: her two adored sons, Jack Burke and Douglas Tortorici (and his girlfriend Katherine Montano); her devoted husband of 16 years, Jeffrey Burke; her sister and brother-in-law, Ave and Kevin Doyle; her first husband, friend, and co-parent, Frank Tortorici; other relatives; and countless friends and colleagues. From humble beginnings, Joy graduated summa cum laude from Pace University and Brooklyn Law School, where she was managing editor of the international law journal. Joy was an esteemed member of the New York Bar and a highly accomplished and respected securities regulatory attorney. She was a Vice President and Department Head at the New York Stock Exchange (where she was a September 11 survivor) and went on to become a Deputy General Counsel at UBS. Joy was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Plainfield, NJ chapter of the YMCA, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Adjunct Professor of Law. Throughout her career, Joy was a champion for justice and fairness. She balanced her busy professional, charitable, and personal life with grace, ease, and selflessness. Her memory is a blessing to all those she touched. The wake will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 5pm-9pm at Higgins & Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 11, at 11:30am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 315 1st Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Brooklyn Law School, Office of Development, Attn.: Joy Weber Memorial Fund, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.