ANNE MARIE JOYCE
Anne Marie Joyce age 84 of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Anthony Mario Persico and Winifred Josephine (Donahoe) Persico and her beloved husband, Richard Gwyer Joyce.
She is survived by her four children, Richard T. Joyce of South Park, Eileen (David) Andros of Pleasant Hills, John (Susan) Joyce of Baldwin and Laura (Perry) Beck of Pleasant Hills. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Lauren (Dan) Virgin, Stephen Andros and Jeffrey and Jennifer Joyce; as well as two great-granddaughters, Eva and Emilia Virgin. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Thomas (Mary Louise) Persico of Monessen; her sister, Eileen (the late Reverend Donald) Havrilla of Southampton, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Ruth Joyce of Hilton Head, SC and many loving nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Monessen, Pennsylvania, she attended St. Leonard’s Catholic School where in the first grade she met the love of her life and future husband, “Ricky” Joyce. A 1953 graduate from Monessen High School, she then worked several years for Bell Telephone and Alcoa before her marriage in 1959.
She was a loving, giving and self-sacrificing wife and mother; always putting others before herself. She enjoyed family time, gardening, walking, writing short poems, card games, word puzzles and Scrabble. She found true joy and self-fulfillment as a Jefferson Hospital volunteer where she served for close to 20 years. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Parish since 1959.
Anne’s visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Elizabeth Church Grove Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.
If desired contributions may be made to Anne Marie’s sister, Eileen Havrilla’s ministry, Mission Reach-Out Haiti c/o Southampton Full Gospel Church, PO Box 126, Southampton, New York 11969-0126.
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