Joyce C. Holloran

March 12, 2018

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.

11 Comments on Joyce C. Holloran

Judy Dobens Ingram said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2018 at 3:18 AM

Bill, so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. I make her blueberry muffins all the time. You will all miss her.

Pat and Ken Snow said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2018 at 1:39 AM

Our love and prayers for you. Ken and I are thinking of you. We have been so fortunate to have know such an amazing woman and family. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy, Pat and Ken Snow

Jim Moher said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Bill, Wendy contacted me with the sad news that Joyce has left us. She was a wonderful person, a special mom, grandmother and individual well respected by all who knew and enjoyed her creativity, wisdom and sense of humor. She was so important to me as my big sister as I grew up as a child, teen, and young adult. I have many warm memories of her ranging from sharing a train sleeper car heading to Michigan when I was about five, serving on the altar at her graduation from Mount Saint Mary, camping on the trailer couch at Fort Bragg, her chocolate chip cookies, and being there when my daughter Amelia became an angel. May all of you keep her in your hearts with warmth and pride, and know that she will honestly be missed by me.

Tom and Terry Moher said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Bill and family, we are shocked and saddened to learn of Joyce’s passing! She was such a fun person to be around! We will miss her humor, her personality, her friendship, and honesty. She was a delight! We send our condolences and our prayers for you all in dealing with her loss. Please feel free to call us for anything, especially this summer!

Dave & Maxene Flynn said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Bill, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We were sad and surprised to hear of her passing she will be missed. Our sympathy goes to you and your family.

Ginger and Chris Christiansen said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Dear Bill and kids, We have lost a long time friend and will always remember her laughter. I'm grateful you moved to our neighborhood in Nashua so long ago. Joyce certainly left us all with very fond memories. She was a treasure and will be missed by all.

Ramona & Seth Canter said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Bill & Family - Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Although we have only known you folks since we have been in The Villages, we have always enjoyed spending time together whether at Red Sox Nation or with the NH gatherings. She was a wonderful lady, and we will all miss her. What a beautiful picture of Joyce - that’s the smile I will always remember. May time bring you peace and comfort.

Sharon and John Dickson said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Bill and family, please know how sad we are in Joyce’s passing. We have loved getting to know the both of you and our Sunday golf matches. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace until we all see her again.

Wendy (Clement) Theriault said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2018 at 9:55 AM

I was lucky enough to call Joyce my sister in law for a brief time almost 50 years ago. I will always be grateful for the extreme kindness and thoughtfulness Joyce and her sister in law Peggy showed me during the darkest time of my life when I mourned the death of a child. She and her family have always been fondly remembered by me and I want to extend my sis care condolences to Bill and their children and grandchildren.

Ken Renoux said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2018 at 7:47 AM

Bill..Sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. May God Bless and keep her...May God also give you strength during this difficult time.

Mary and Pius Gabriel said : Guest Report Mar 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM

Bill, we are so sorry for your loss...Joyce was quite a woman and a favorite cousin of mine. We will all miss her, and I know her death leaves a giant hole in your life and those of your sons and daughter. You and she are in our prayers.

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