John F. Joyce


September 13, 1929 - January 12, 2014

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John F. Joyce--84, A resident of Woburn since 2009, formerly a 40-year resident of Needham and before that Somerville where he was raised, died on January 12, 2014.

John was the devoted husband of the late Virginia Joyce and the beloved son of the late Mary M. (Nee) and John J. Joyce. He was the dear brother of Robert W. Joyce and his wife Theresa of Westford, Barbara A. Lucas of Somerville the late Mary McDonough, Thomas Joyce and Catherine Phelan. John was also the brother-in-law of Joanne Licciardi of Everett and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and cousins including those from Ireland, England, and Wales.

The funeral procession be held from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) in Somerville on Friday morning, January 17, 2014, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church in Somerville at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 16, from 4-8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

John was a Veteran, WW II, US Army, 511 Parachute Infantry. He was a member George Dilboy VFW, Post 529, and the Town River Yacht Club in Quincy. Prior to his retirement in the 1980s, John was an electrician working for the Federal Government at the Watertown Arsenal and the JFK Building (GSA) in Boston.

Donations may be made in Johnís memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St.. Boston, MA 02108.


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