Paul F. Joyce, 77, of Hudson, formerly of Clinton, died Monday, Feb. 27th at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia J. (Parslow) Joyce of Hudson. Paul was born and raised in Clinton, son of the late John E. and Myrtle (Pond) Joyce. He attended local schools and was a 1952 graduate of Clinton High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelors Degree in 1959 from the University of Tampa, Florida. Paul began his long career as a teacher in the Hudson School System. He taught English at the high school and was very involved with the students as their senior advisor. He formed the Ski Club at the high school and was instrumental in his support of the yearly Senior Musical. He retired in 1994. Paul was also devoted to the Lancaster Recreation Dept. for many years as their Director, where he was able to promote his love of basketball. He was a member of A.O.H in Clinton, a life member of the Clinton Elks and member of Saint Michaels Parish in Hudson. He enjoyed skiing, vacationing in Daytona, FL and loved spending time at his favorite beaches with family and friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, William Joyce of Hudson, Julie Turini and her husband Robert of Clinton, John Joyce and his wife Erica of Northboro and Dorothy and her husband Patrick Lawlor of Dorchester. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Andrew and Melena Turini, Paul and Brenna Joyce and his many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Francis McComber. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 a.m. in Saint Michaels Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in St. Johns Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul may be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Jimmy Fund Tribute Program, 1309 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446-9918
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Published in The Marlborough Enterprise from Feb. 28 to Mar. 6, 2012