ANDOVER – Our mom, Lorraine Hyland Joyce, 92, passed peacefully from this life at her home in Andover on Saturday (December 24, 2022).
She was born in Andover in 1930 to Earl and Louise (McCormick) Hyland. Mom grew up on her family farm on Quigg Hollow Road in Andover. She had wonderful memories of her parents and siblings, as well as her extended Hyland/McCormick family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was a 1948 graduate of Greenwood Central School.
On November 26, 1949, Mom married our dad, Charles H. (Chuck) Joyce, and officially joined the Joyce clan. Mom and Dad had a great life. They supported each other in raising a family and building a successful business (Otis Eastern Service, Inc.). They were generous supporters of local organizations. Mom and Dad traveled the world together and in later years spent winters in Fort Myers, Florida, where they made many dear friends.
A woman of great faith, Mom was a life-long member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover as well as a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church in Fort Myers. She was a link to past generations for so many of our family and friends.
Mom was an avid golfer and Bridge player and enjoyed seeing her friends at the golf course and at her weekly Bridge groups. For several years, she was a licensed real estate agent and was proud to sell many people their first homes. She loved spending time with family, going out for dinner, a good laugh, and a good martini. Mom was very fortunate to be quite active up until the last few weeks of her life.
She is survived by four children; Charles P. Joyce of Wellsville, Richard (Tina Iantorno) Joyce of Andover, Cheryl (Michael) Jackson of Wellsville, Teresa Joyce of Atlanta, Ga., and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Walton; six grandchildren, Matthew Jackson, Molly (Burt) Turner, Melanie Jackson (A.J. Young), Casey (Heather) Joyce, Anna (Dave) Drury and Cory Joyce; nine great-grandchildren, Kylen Jackson, Maeve Turner, Josey Turner, Cal Turner, Wes Urbano, Will Young, Jane Drury, Coco Drury, Amelia Joyce and many nieces and nephews on the Hyland and Joyce sides of the family.
In addition to our Dad, Mom was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Louise (McCormick) Hyland; infant son John; siblings Josephine Butler, James Hyland, Paul (Carol) Hyland, Suzanne Slocum, and Corinne (Carl) Atwell; in-laws James V. (Helma) Joyce, Joan (Merle) Dibble, W. Donald Joyce, Mary Ann (Abe) Davis, Sandra (Charles) Howland, and Marianne Joyce.
Our family would like to thank our wonderful team of caregivers, including our cousin Tom Davis, who helped to make Mom’s last years both comfortable and fun.
Friends may call at the family home, 4 East Avenue in Andover on Monday, January 2, from 2-8pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Elm Street in Andover on Tuesday, January 3 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Jim Hartwell as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Andover Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc. 8 Chestnut Street, Andover NY 14806, the Andover Fire Department, 60 Main Street, Andover NY 14806 or the Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.
We love you Mom. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.
CHARLES H. JOYCE
December 11, 1928 – June 9, 2013
ANDOVER, NY – Charles H. Joyce, age 84, of Andover passed from this life on Sunday (June 9, 2013) after an extended illness. He was born on Dec. 11, 1928 to Vincent and Alice (Graves) Joyce. On Nov. 26, 1949, he married Lorraine (Hyland) Joyce, who survives.
Charlie grew up on the family farm in Andover and began working in the Oil and Gas industry at the age of 14. In 1950, he and his brother James V. Joyce formed Joyce Pipeline Company. In 1981, with his son Charlie P. Joyce, he purchased Otis Eastern Service, Inc. located in Wellsville. Otis Eastern is now one of the leading pipeline contractors in the U.S. Although he “officially” retired in 1994, he kept an office there and continued to work on a wide variety of projects. He hosted a steady stream of visitors who came to recall fond memories and discuss forgotten days. At the time of his death, he served as President of Andover Oil, a company he founded after his retirement. He had an incredible understanding of his industry and was a respected expert in his field. He would say that he was especially blessed to do what he loved and to work alongside his family and dear friends for his entire life.
He was an avid reader and spent a good bit of time on the golf course in his later years. He was extremely proud of his Irish heritage. He was a quiet philanthropist, always willing to help those in need. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover and the Blessed Pope John XXIII in Fort Myers, Fla. He was a member of the Andover Lions Club, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Wellsville Elks Club. He was a long time officer of the New York State Oil Producers Association, serving as its President since 2008.
Charlie was honored for his distinguished service to the energy industry by being named as an Honorary Member of the Pipe Line Contractors Association where he and Lorraine attended the annual convention for over 50 years. He was also an ardent conservationist, having received many awards and citations for his stewardship of the land he loved. He understood that development and preservation could be done in harmony.
Although he traveled the world, and in his later years spent part of each year in Ft. Myers, Charlie’s heart was always in Allegany County, NY. He loved the area and its people. He had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the families here and could track the heritage of countless residents past and present.
In addition to his wife Lorraine, he is survived by two sons, Charles P. Joyce (Sherry Walton) and Richard (Tina Iantorno) Joyce, both of Wellsville; two daughters, Cheryl (Michael) Jackson of Wellsville and Teresa Joyce of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Matthew Jackson, Molly (Burt) Turner, Melanie Jackson, Casey Joyce, Anna Joyce, and Cory Joyce; five great-grandchildren, Kylen Jackson, Maeve Turner, Josey Turner, Cal Turner, and Wes Urbano; a sister, Mary Anne Davis ; a brother, James V. Joyce; three brothers-in-law, Charles Howland, Paul (Carol) Hyland, and Carl Atwell; one sister-in law Suzanne Slocum; many nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son John; a brother, W. Donald Joyce; two sisters, Sandra Howland and Joanne (Merle) Dibble; three sisters-in law, Marianne Joyce, Helma Joyce, and Corinne Atwell; and two brothers-in-law, Everett (Abe) Davis and James Hyland.
Friends may call at the family home, 4 East Avenue in Andover, on Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 -5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Elm Street in Andover on Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Hart Comfort House, Wellsville NY, the Andover NY Free Library, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
We love you Dad. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.