…loving mother; 75
TEWKSBURY - Frances A. (Conforto) Joyce, age 75, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, September 28, from an apparent heart attack. She was the beloved wife for forty four years of the late Edward F. Joyce Jr. who died in January 2011.
She was born in Malden, February 7, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina Conforto and was raised in Malden. She lived in Medford for twenty five years, and had resided in Tewksbury for the past twenty one years.
Mrs. Joyce was a pleasant and caring person. In her earlier years she enjoyed roller skating, dancing, and music. She liked watching “Westerns” and loved horses. She enjoyed watching the Red Sox, eating seafood, and vacationing with her family at the ocean or in the mountains. Her greatest passion was her family, and her children were her world. She was loved and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristen M. Joyce, and her son, Derek J. Joyce, both of Tewksbury; her sister, Mary Swansen of Malden; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cats, birds and a dog.
She was also sister of the late Joseph Conforto and Pasquale Conforto.
Visiting hours Tuesday, October 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, phone (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her funeral will begin on Wednesday, October 2, at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Memorial Program at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 will be appreciated. tewksburyfuneralhome.com