Patricia Ann Joyce “Patty” passed away peacefully on January 30, 2021 at the age of 90. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Charles Joyce, “Chuck” and her son, Michael.
Patty attended St. Mary’s grammar school in Phoenix and went on to graduate from St. Mary’s High School where she met and fell in love with her forever, Chuck Joyce. Together they raised 10 children and were later blessed with 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Patty was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She was an active member in both her children’s school and community activities.
Despite Chuck and Patty’s full schedule, family and friends were their passion and delight. The family grew up spending summer vacations at the beach, large holiday gatherings, and a cabin in the pines of Prescott, designed by Patty and built by Chuck…a special place they would cherish for many years.
Patty is survived by her 9 children, her sister, Betty Blake, many family relatives, and close childhood friends. Her new mission takes her to Heaven where she will be socializing, dancing, drinking ice-tea, and reading to her heart’s content. Laughter, peace, and love are guaranteed.
Patty’s family would like to thank the staff of the Beatitudes, who loved and cared for her like she was one of their own. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley at www.hov.org.