Mary E. (Herlihy) Joyce, 74, of Nashua, wife of David Joyce, passed away Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on October 13, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Mary (McMorrow) and Horace Herlihy. Mary’s early education was in the Nashua public school system: was a graduate of the former Mount Saint Mary Seminary, Class of 1960; and continued her education at Rivier College now Rivier University.
Mrs. Joyce was employed by The Slawsby Insurance Agency for nearly 30 years, as a licensed broker and claims adjuster. With her husband David, she enjoyed summer vacations in Booth Bay Harbor, Maine and winters on Marco Island, Florida.
In addition to her husband David, whom she shared the past 48 years; Mary is survived by three brothers, Lt. Col. Horace Herlihy USMC and his wife Karen of Guam, Gerald Herlihy and his wife Betty of Old Town, ME and Thomas Herlihy and his wife Thomae of Nashua; her brothers-in-law, William Wiese of Burlington, VT and Roland Joyce of Falmouth, MA; also several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mary was also predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Patricia Wiese, Catherine Joyce and Helen Murray.
Per Joyce’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Patrick Church, Spring Street, Nashua at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Joyce’s memory, may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com