Mary Krilich Joyce 1930 – 2012

Apr 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

Mary Krilich Joyce, 83, died April 10, 2013. She was the firstborn child of immigrants Anton and Anna Katich Krilich, born into a world that revolved around family and faith. Mary was a proud graduate of Ruston Elementary, Mason Junior High, Stadium High School, and the College of Puget Sound. She met her future husband Burt Joyce in February, and they were married in August of 1957. Mary was a life-long member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Her interests were varied and passionate. She was active in Catholic Daughters and University Women. Mary was the backbone of Lodge 246 of the Croatian Fraternal Union, was a Ruston Town councilwoman for 38 years, and served proudly on the boards of Pierce Transit and Calvary Cemetery. She was always an advocate for Croatia. She is survived by children MaryAnn (Dave), Stephen, Peter (Trish), Johnny (Elizabeth), Paul (Julie), and Thomas (Jan Marie), and her grandchildren Stephanie, Matthew (Nataliya), Marie-Therese, Michael, Tommy, Benjamin, Nick, Hollie, Katherine, Joseph, Daniel, Anna, Mary, Elizabeth, Meghan, Anthony, Emma, and Kenneth. Mary was preceded in death by her sister Martha, daughter-in-law Paula, and granddaughter Anna Mae. The family thanks the staff of Franke Tobey Jones for their loving care these past two years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by a reception. Rosary will be recited on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 6:30pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to the CFU Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 100 Delaney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Please leave online condolences at Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003. A Life Celebration® Home.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on April 17, 2013

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