Richard P. Joyce Sr. (1941 - 2019)

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McHugh Funeral Home & Cremation Service
283 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
McHugh Funeral Home & Cremation Service
283 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 031044920
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Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, May 9, 2019
10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
14 Elm St.
Manchester, NH
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Richard P. Joyce, Sr., 77, of Manchester, died May 2, 2019, in his home.

Born in Lowell, Mass., on June 25, 1941, he was the son of Thomas F. and Alice (O'Neil) Joyce. He grew up in Lowell, was educated in the local school district and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1959. He received his Associate Degree from Chamberlayne Junior College in Boston Class of 1961.

He was married to Marguerite Bean April 26, 1969, and together they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Dick was employed in the Classified Advertising Department of the Manchester Union Leader/New Hampshire Sunday News with more than 42 years of service and was a member of The Newspaper Guild.

He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He was also a member of the Legion of 1,000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery.

Dick was an avid sports fan following all of the Boston and New England pro franchises and could be heard cheering the loudest for his sons as they played in the MRYHA Hockey League where he served as House League Director for many years.

He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.

Family members include the love of his life, his wife Marguerite Joyce of Manchester; his four daughters Barrie-Jo (Barry) Bloxsom and her husband Kim of Port Huron, Mich., Crystal (Barry) Kuhn and her husband John of Hooksett, Kim Barry-Curley and her husband Mark of Manchester, and Kelley (Joyce) Simpson and her husband Jeff of Fryeburg, Maine; his two sons Richard Joyce Jr. and his wife Marsha of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kevin Joyce and his wife Katy of St. Louis, Mo. He was a proud Papa to his 12 grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah-Beth, Jeff, Rebekah, Ben, Hannah, Patrick, Griffin, Finn, Trey, Cole and Caroline and seven great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Ainsley, Niya, Jeffry, Rose, Audrey and Landon.

Other beloved family members include his sisters-in-law Sandra (Bean) Proulx and her husband Roger of Manchester and Jeanne (Poirier) Marchand and her husband John of Dracut, Mass, his brothers-in-law Charles Poirier and his wife Penelope of Wells, Maine, and Adrien "Butch" Paquette of Lowell, Mass., as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his first wife Marie (Poirier) Joyce; his sisters, Marilyn Stevens and Susan Mason; and by his sister-in-law, Louise (Poirier) Paquette.

SERVICES: Visitation is Wednesday, May 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. in McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech St., Manchester.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. from Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Elm St., Manchester. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations my be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church Food Pantry.

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Published in Union Leader on May 5, 2019
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