Joyce Carolyn Holloran, 76, of The Villages, Florida and formerly of Nashua, wife of William J. Holloran, passed away unexpectedly in the loving arms of her husband, Monday, March 12, 2018 at The UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida after a brief illness.
Born in Nashua on October 29, 1941, Joyce was the daughter of the late Phyllis (DeLoria) Moher and William Russell Moher. Educated in local schools, Joyce was a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, Class of 1960.
Joyce had been employed as a Para-professional with the Nashua School District for several years, working at both Elm Street Junior High School and Birch Hill Elementary School.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Joyce enjoyed shopping, golf, attending shows, and traveling with her husband to many places including Ireland, the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii to name a few.
Members of her family include her husband Bill, whom she shared over 56 years of marriage with. Her four children and their families, Michael Holloran and his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Katherine of Nashua, NH; Patrick Holloran and his wife Betty Anne and their daughters Erin and Bridget of Ashland, NH; Timothy Holloran and his wife JoAnn and their son Maximilian of San Antonio, TX; Daughter, Kerry Jean Holloran of Manchester, NH; her brother, James Moher; her brother-in-law, Robert Holloran and his wife Margaret of Nashua, NH; her sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Dow and her husband James of Dunstable, MA and Eleanor Holloran of Lowell, MA. Joyce is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Monday, June 18th from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street, Nashua, Tuesday, June 19th at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com