Raymond F. Joyce Jr.

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Joyce, Raymond F. Jr. ALBANY Ray, a life-long resident of Albany, the oldest of 12 children born to Raymond F. Joyce Sr. and Edna M. Crist, graduate of CBA and Siena College U.S. Army Infantry School, Armor School and the Army Command and General Staff College died Tuesday, August 12, 2014. He served as treasurer of the city of Albany for over 13 years and chairman of the city planning board for almost 30 years. Prior, he was staff officer of the NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs retiring as colonel in the NYS Guard and worked 10 years as a military instructor/history teacher at CBA. A veteran with five years active duty during World War II in Europe, he served as Rifle Company Commander with the 83rd Division. When hostilities ceased, he was assigned as military governor of nine German towns and five displaced persons camps. Decorations include two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan Simonin and six children. The family wishes to thank the staff at Teresian House. A complete obituary was published on Friday. Funeral services Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany at 10:30 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those wishing to remember Ray in a special way may send a contribution to Blessed Sacrament School, 607 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206. To leave a message for the family, obtain directions or view other helpful services, please visit McveighFuneralhome.com
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Funeral Home
McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen Street
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 489-0188
Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2014
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