JOYCE Patricia A. (Donovan), of Braintree, formerly of South Boston, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 79. Born in Boston, Patricia graduated from the Cardinal Cushing High School in Boston. She then went on to earn her Nursing Degree from the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing. Pat worked as an R.N. for many years at Boston City Hospital and then the John Scott Nursing Home in Braintree. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Patricia will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Wife of the late William R. “Duba” Joyce (B.P.D.). Loving mother of Thomas Joyce and his wife Sharon of Braintree, Dr. Kathleen Joyce and her husband Richard Fitzwilliam of Norwell, William Joyce and his wife Ellen of NC, Matthew Joyce of Hingham, Joseph Joyce and his wife Michele of TX, Daniel Joyce and his wife Caitlyn of Hingham and Patricia Tricomi and her husband Joseph of Whitinsville. Devoted sister of Joseph Donovan and his wife Bridget of NH, Kathleen Flaherty of Rockland and the late Joanne Doolin, Noreen Whitehouse and Paul Donovan. Dear “Nana” to Jacqueline, Liam, Nora, Meghan, Brendan, Sara, Kevin, Leanne, Alison, Claire, Nicolas and Jake. Also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, BRAINTREE until 9:00 A.M. on Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4:00 8:00 P.M. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home - South Braintree
845 Washington Street
South Braintree, MA 02184
Published in Boston Herald on June 1, 2016