Theresa C. (Bower) Joyce
Born: Sun Jan 5, 1930
Died: Sat Mar 30, 2013
Theresa C. Joyce, of Colonia died Saturday, March 30th at the Elmora Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Elizabeth. She was 83.
Born in Staten Island, she lived in Maplewood before moving to Colonia in 1959.
She worked as a School Bus Driver for the Woodbridge Township Board of Education for 25 years before retiring in 1994.
She was a parishioner of St. John Vianney’s RC Church, Colonia. She was also a member of the American-Irish Association in Woodbridge and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Colonia VFW Post #6061. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Colonia Fire Department and had served as Vice President during the 1960s.
Her husband, Richard W. Joyce died in 1993. She is also predeceased by her brothers, George and Eugene Bower; and sister, Margaret Bower.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard S. & Kathryn Joyce of Colonia, William G. & Nancy Joyce of Iselin, Timothy G. Joyce also of Iselin, and John A. & Joanne Joyce of Carteret; and 7 grandchildren, Crystal, Jeffrey, Kelly, Katie, Kimberly, John “JR”, and Amanda; and step-grandchild, Karen.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 8:30 AM at the GOSSELIN FUNERAL HOME, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, followed by a 9:30 AM Mass at St. John Vianney’s RC Church, Colonia. Entombment to follow in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 – 9 PM at the funeral home.