JOYCE, Edward, 87 of Zephyrhills, died on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Zephyrhills. Mr. Joyce was born in Framingham, MA to John & Nora Carney Joyce. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army (Fighting 69th Infantry Division) and served in the Battle of the Bulge in WW II receiving numerous commendations. Edward delivered new vehicles from the General Motors assembly plant in Framingham for many years and retired from Teamsters Local 170 in Worcester, MA. The Joyce's moved to Zephyrhills in 1991 and as residents of Gem Estates they made many friends. The last two years they resided at West Winds Assisted Living in Zephyrhills which they enjoyed very much. Edward was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the Elks Lodge of Zephyrhills. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Caroline Hartford Joyce (of Smithfield Maine), and also his daughter, Linda (Geoffrey) Wood of Newbury, MA; son, Timothy Joyce of Dorchester, MA; granddaughter, Melanie Wood of Boston, MA, and several nieces & nephews. Those desiring to honor Edward may make a donation to Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc. 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Information on services forthcoming.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 4, 2013