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July 21, 2018

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September 21, 2013
I only have just learned from Barbara Marre of Joce's passing. For those of you who missed our competition in Mission courses, she was the inspiration for me to push for top grades. Once, in our senior year, Sister Helena gave Pat Madden and I a bunch of envelopes to mail. Turns out these were our reports being sent to colleges of our final grades and there was an indication of level of placement in the class of 1963. Joce was first, Kit was second, and I was third.
I recall the many afternoons she and I spent waiting for our respective rides, her's to the south, mine to the north. During one of those afternoons, we discussed the afterlife and she confided in me that, when she passed, she would be reborn as a star. I swear, that is what she said. Sure enough, the evening I learned of her passing, I saw a new star and knew she had fulfilled her promise to herself and to me.
I had the pleasure of visiting her Morgan Hill home and meeting her beloved. We failed to meet up when I was in NC attending a training session at Duke, but I never anticipated her untimely passing. Joce, you are unequal in your genius and wit. There is no such thing as a replacement for you: You are unique. With love to her family and friends, from this Mission graduate of 1963.
July 14, 2013
To the Punches and Towle families: my heart grieves that Joce passed way to soon. I have been going to try to reconnect with her the last few years but life always seemed to get in the way. I have so many memories of looking forward to her summer visits to Joliet and my trip to visit Jocelyn and Bill in Shell Beach with my grandmother whom they fondly called "Auntie". May peace be with you all and your funny and loving memories comfort you. Cousin, Jeanne Weber Lincoln
June 08, 2013
I dreamt about you last night, Joce, - we had lunch and a nice visit in a pretty town and there was an antique pickup truck involved (???). My heart aches for your family who must miss you so much. --Sharan (an old Mission school friend)
March 30, 2013

my life has truly been blessed with the LOVE of a beautiful sweet joce...
your unconditional LOVE lives on thru those you touched....thank you for the love & laughter and the sweetest friendship ever!
much love to the punches family...
January 31, 2013
Dear Towle Family, I just learned of the stunning passing of sweet Jocelyn. I am so sorry for you and your family. Tom and I are praying for you and yours. Please know that we loved her and all of your family. Please hold on especially to your mom for us. You will all get comfort from each other. Most Sincerely, Tom and Joy Janowicz Parker
January 31, 2013
Dear Joce's family. . . . I have never met anyone quiet like Jocelyn. When I arrived at Wiltron/Anritsu she was always ready to have fun, bring the fun, create the fun, be the fun, in each and every day. We never knew what she would do next! She brought sunshine and laughter where ever she went. She was God's special Angel to people who are too serious for their own good - I am sure she is now God's "go to" angel for "FUN" in heaven!!!
January 22, 2013
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Joce was a good and fun friend during those years of apartment living when your Richard and our Brett were babies. I remember birthday parties with kids in high chairs and trick-or-treating with kids in infant seats. Joce was always planning something fun. We pray for God's comfort for you and your family.
January 16, 2013
Our deepest sympathies. Cousin Jocelyn brought Bells of Ireland for Dad and Joan' wake. She really is the spitting image of Grandma and a firecracker of a wit. She always had words of comfort and joy for my little family every time I spoke with her. All of our love goes out to you.
January 16, 2013
Bill, Richard and family, and Christy,
There are no words to use to console a family when such a great loss is experienced, but it is comforting to remember the wonderful life you had with her. I will always remember fondly her friendly and warm persona. I am truly sorry for your loss and may your faith give you all.
some solace.
January 14, 2013
For more than thirty years Jocelyn was the loving sister I never had. We laughed together, cried together, made plans together, shared hopes and dreams, and often got into much mischief (anyone say shopping?). We promised each other that together we would rock on the porch of the retirement home. The last message she sent was to ask for prayer and to say she loved me. I know I will see her again in Glory, but meantime, I will miss her more than I can ever say. She gave so much of herself to everyone she touched; and, we are all blessed and so very much richer for time spent with our Joce.
Bill, Richard and Christy, please know Terry and I are with you in prayer and are crying with you. We love you – please let us help you in any way possible.

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