Joyce Devincenzi
1934 - 2020
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Joyce Ann DuBois Devincenzi
August 6, 1934 - June 19, 2020
Family—a single word that says much about the woman who was a devoted wife, loving mother, gracious grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. Sending balloon and confetti-stuffed birthday cards, decorating for every 'Hallmark' holiday, visiting with the neighbors, talking on the phone with her sisters, and gathering with friends and family topped her list of favorite things. She also enjoyed singing, gardening, Avon, and QVC.

We will be forever comforted knowing that Joyce/Gram/GG is now joyfully reunited with her beloved husband, Richard, and grandson, Mike McDowell.

Joyce is survived by a large and loving family, including her sister, Janet Rodat, Saratoga, CA, daughter Karen McDowell, Walnut Creek, CA, daughter and son-in-law Karol and Steve Black, Rocklin, CA, son and daughter-in-law Robert Devincenzi and Pamela Wilkerson, Los Gatos, CA, son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Gloria Devincenzi, Atlanta, GA, grandchildren Woody, Jake, Kayli, Gemma, and Mia, great-grandchild Cash, son of grandson Mike McDowell, Tracee Devincenzi Varni, mother of Jake and Kayli, and numerous other in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association ( are greatly appreciated.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Jun. 29 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
I had the pleasure of being Joyces caregiver for a few years and in that time, we truly created a special bond. She was a wonderful person and truly was special. I will miss her deeply!
Stana Tojic Maksic
July 10, 2020
Stana Tojic Maksic
July 7, 2020
Joyce and her daughter Karen were fashionistas who were as kind and warm as they were stylish. I met them at Bullock's of Northern California many years ago when they would frequently shop and enjoy The Greenery Restaurant for an elegant lunch yet take time to visit with many of us Bullock's North employees who looked forward to seeing this genuinely personable lady and her equally lovely daughter. (I admired their bond which was closer than that of best friends or most mothers and daughters!) I'll never forget Joyce, a beautiful soul with a heart of gold and capacity for kindness which gave her an unparalleled capacity for making friends. I'm thinking of you Karen and please find comfort in knowing Joyce's legacy of goodness lives on in you. She was truly special.
Catherine Thresher
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