- September 25, 1930 - December 6, 2012
- Melrose, Massachusetts
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Our family was saddened to learn of Joyce's passing. Joyce was our neighbor and friend for many years on Crest Ave. We remember her kind heart, cheerful smile, and helping hands. Joyce would sometimes assist or fill in for Cathy when we needed a sitter. Page and Lauren would ask us to go out so Mrs Foley and Cathy could come .
One memory we still talk about was the day Joyce hopped on the back of Jimmy's motorcycle and they took off for a spin! We were impressed !
We are grateful Joyce touched our lives.
Carolyn and John Doherty
Posted by: Carolyn Doherty - Melrose, MA - neighbor Dec 18, 2012
I remember Aunt Joyce and Uncle Jim (as we called them then) and Matt and young Jim coming to Reading to visit us and other family members in the Reading area for many years. We always so looked forward to their arrival. So much laughter and good times. Joyce always had a smile on her face and a funny story to tell. She was such a good mother. I remember she would get down on the floor to play dolls
Posted by: Terry Brennan - Olney, MD - nephew Dec 17, 2012
My dear Aunt Joyce will always have a special place in my heart. Her love and support and humor was a blessing in my life .
God Bless you Aunt Joyce .
May your soul of the faithfully departed though the mercy of God rest in peace Amen
Posted by: Mary Alice Kuhns - Hamburg, PA - niece Dec 14, 2012
Meet Joyce back in the mid 80's at Dotti Ridley home in Maine and we hit it off from the word GO. At the time i was just married to Dotti grand daughter. Over the next few years we would run into each other at the lake. I always though she lived to enjoy life and never seemed to worry about the little things. She said to me once laughter is one of the greatest gifes we have and i
Posted by: Steve & Paulette O'Dowd - Lima, OH - friends Dec 13, 2012
To all of Joyce's family our condolences.
Bruce and I would like to extend our sincere heartfelt condolences in the passing of a wonderful lady.
'Aunt' Joyce was always there for her immediate family as well as her extended family and friends.
Bruce and I remember the fun family get-togethers at the beach. She would send an invitation and we were happy to be able to attend a couple of them with our young sons at the time.
Joyce's 75th birthday party
Posted by: Bruce and Joan Carmichael - Manchester, NH - Nephew Dec 12, 2012
Aunti Joyce was always so good and accepting of me. When my mom passed away she was such a comfort. As a funny story, one time at camp she had a tall glass of what I thought was water, and I was thirsty and asked her for a sip, she said sure. I should have noticed her "sly" smile, but didn't. It was gin and water on ice. She got a big kick out of it and we always chatted
Posted by: Margaret Tripp - Brunswick, ME - wife of her nephew Verdi L. Trip Dec 11, 2012
going to miss you "MA" Foley. RIP
Posted by: Spencer Jones Dec 10, 2012
Dear Cathy and Family,
There are people who I will always remember fondly, and 'Joycee', as I called her - is one of them. A smile or a laugh is always my first memory when I think of your wonderful Mom. As lucky as I feel for having just some fond memories, you are all truly blessed to have so many more. I wish all of you the best in coming together to celebrate her wonderful spirit and memories of her quick wit and ability to just make everyone around her smile.
Posted by: Kenny Lynch - Tampa, FL - Friend Dec 10, 2012
Dear Jimmy, Matt and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her from our St. Mary's days. I ran into her a few years back and we had a nice chat, she still had that wonderful sense of humor. She always had a quick smile and a kind word. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by: Nancy Walsh Giannetto - Saugus, MA Dec 10, 2012
Sandy and family, I am sorry to hear about your mother. I ran into her years ago at the hospital had some laughs recalling our antics from when we were kids. She was incredible -- as a kid I was amazed at her because she could flawlessly sing the "house began to twitch" song from the Wizard of Oz! She had endless energy and I know she will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you all.
Posted by: Nancy Merrill MacLeod - AZ - friend Dec 09, 2012