Mrs. Joyce held a strong devotion to her family. She enjoyed spending her time reading, an ace at word search, and crosswords. She was a devoted member of St. Bonaventure's Church, and particularly devoted to St. Monica, patron Saint of Patience and Family.
Besides leaving her devoted husband John, Rita was the loving mother of John J. Joyce, Jr. of Bridgewater, NH, Martin Joyce of Bourne, Noreen Labadie of Abington, Kathleen Rogers of Onset, Maureen McMahon of Plymouth with whom she made her home, Geraldeen Dunfey of Milford and Eileen Clark of Warren, NH. She was the cherished grandmother of 17, and great-grandmother of 19.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 9:15 from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bonaventure's Church, State Road, Manomet, (Plymouth) at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline, MA. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Bonaventure's Church Building Fund, P.O.Box 977, Manomet, MA 02345.
Cartmell Funeral Home
150 Court St.