John E Joyce 1926 – 2014

Jun 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

Joyce John E 1926 - 2014

John E. Joyce, Jr. of Morristown, NJ passed away peacefully at his home June 13, 2014 at the age of 88. Born: He was born in Newark, NJ the son of Theresa and John Joyce. Personal: A graduate of Seton Hall Prep, Jack served in the US Navy during World War II transporting occupation troops to Japan. He received his BA from Dartmouth College. A mechanical contractor, he started his career as a pipe fitter’s helper. He ran a successful industrial plumbing, pipe fitting and air conditioning business with his father and brother. Upon the death of his father, he and his brother Bob started an electrical-mechanical maintenance business until he retired. He was active in the Mechanical Contracting business in the State of NJ. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Metal from the MCAA in recognition for his many services to the industry. He was a board member and past president of the Mechanical Contractors of NJ and served on the national board of the MCAA for many years. Vitally interested in the training and advancing the skills of the trade, he was a founding member of the education committee for local union 475 and education committee for local 68. He was proud of his role in creating a statewide plumbing licensing system. His plumbing license was #7. Jack was a member of the IRC (Industrial Relations Council) serving as chairman. He was president of the NJ chapter of the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau for 25 years and president of the NJ Construction Congress. Jack was always fascinated by politics. Active in Community and Civic Affairs, he was Warren Democratic Committee chairman; served on the Warren County Tax Board; PCFA (Pollution Control Finance Authority) and the Warren County Advisory Committee on Alcoholic and Drug Abuse. Jack was a generous man. He had a strong faith in God and a commitment to the Catholic Church. He was always active in his parish. He served on the Parish Council, taught religious education, was a lector and Eucharistic Minister, but he role in loved best was playing Santa for Catholic Charities in Phillipsburg. Outside his parish, he worked with Mother Teresa’s nuns in Newark by modernizing the plumbing. He was delighted to be thanked personally by Mother Teresa. Jack thoroughly enjoyed his life, his family and his friends and made good use of the opportunities God afforded him. He had a big heart, a good sense of humor and a wonderful smile, and especially loved being named “Irishman of the Year” in 1988. In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling to exotic places and scuba diving with his wife Carol. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sister, Mary Therese Joyce; his six children, Cecilia Manriquez and husband John, Julia Piazza and husband Sam, John III, Matthew and wife Cathy, Lucy Joyce and husband Chris Lewis and Timothy; fifteen grandchildren;, eight great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews and his former wife Lucy C Joyce. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert and his sisters, Jane Daly and Elizabeth Kerwin. Services: Hours of visitation are Wednesday June 18, 2014 2 to 4PM and 7 to 9PM at Doyle Funeral Home, 106 Maple Ave. Morristown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 19th at 10:30 AM at the Church of Christ the King, New Vernon. The Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. East Orange. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Eva’s Village. 

Published in The Express Times from June 16 to June 17, 2014

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