Mary Ann (Barry) Joyce 1935 – 2014

Feb 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

Lived life ‘with heart of child’

Mary Ann (Barry) Joyce, 79, left earth Feb. 7, 2014. She lived her life with the heart of a child and with the bravery of a lion and will continue to hope throughout eternity for a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Surviving her are children Susan Kenney (Jack), Kari Foreman (Pat) and Matt Joyce (Kelly); beloved stepson Mark Joyce (Mary); grandchildren Michael (Elizabeth), Beckie (Dre) and Erin (Ryan) Kenney, Evan and PJ Foreman, Heather Pelphrey (Chris), Brady and Liam Joyce, Andy (Maureen), Joe, Charlie and Maggie Joyce; great-grandchildren Siomha, Andre and Skylar; siblings Tom (Fran), Mike, Pat and Bob Barry and Joan Maloney; and in-laws Marge Herrick, Kay and Dick Lardie and Rita and Jim Joyce.

She also leaves many dear friends, who we know will miss her as much as we do.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Joyce; son Thomas L. Joyce; parents Thomas and Dorothy Barry; in-laws Leonard and Irene Odziemski, and Mary and Thomas Joyce; and dear sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws from the Barry, Odziemski and Joyce families.

Mary Ann did not want a funeral, but instead, a party. Her family will do their best to accommodate her wishes starting with a gathering of friends and family at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at St. Mary Church, 340 Union St. Bedford. There will be a celebration of her life (mass) at 10:30 a.m. Join in honoring the life of this beautiful soul.

Mary Ann supported with all her heart the Catholic Worker, 2082 Fulton Road in Cleveland 44113 and Waiting Child Fund, 17407 Neff Road in Cleveland 44119. Please consider these organizations in lieu of flowers.

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