Donna Joy

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DONNA T. JOY, 77 ROCKFORD - Donna T. Joy, 77, (formerly of Mt. Prospect), retired high school history teacher, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014. She loved music and sang joyfully for several church choirs over the years, most recently with Holy Family Catholic Church in Rockford. A devoted AAUW member, she enjoyed organizing community events for professional women and awarding scholarships to deserving high school girls entering college. Proud graduate of Resurrection High School and Rosary College (Dominican University) and active alumni for both schools. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, William; devoted mother of Bill (the late Andrea), Julie Wyatt (Bob), Tory Barba (Carlos), and Matt (Catherine). Proud grandmother of Danielle and Jason, and Patrick and Nathan. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Smietana; and her Aunt and Uncle, Frank and Victoria Kwiatkoski. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL, 61111. Burial service on Friday, May 2, at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL, will be private. A memorial mass to be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL, 61107, will be announced in the next month or two. In lieu of flowers, Donna requested all donations be made to the Resurrection Sisters, 7432 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, IL, 60631. These sisters raised and educated her as she was a full-time boarder/student at Resurrection School from grades 2-12. To share a memory or express condolences, visit
Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014
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Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory - Loves Park
4311 North Mulford Road  Loves Park, IL 61111
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