Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA


Christopher A. Joyce Jr.

August 12, 1948August 25, 2017

Christopher A. Joyce. Jr., 69, passed away on August 25, 2017 after a year-long battle with liver cancer. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Christopher A. Joyce, Sr. and Mary (Downing) Joyce. Chris leaves his sisters: Mary P. Joyce of Wakefield and Barbara Carlton and her husband, Richard of Lynn. He was the uncle of Kevin Carlton of Lynn and the late Christopher Carlton. He also leaves lifelong friends: Brian Mulvey, Mary Clutchey, and Marge Bartolo.

Graduating from St. Mary’s High School with the Class of 1966, Chris left for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service time, he returned home and completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Boston State College, now known as UMass Boston. His career took many paths, from social work in the Boston area, where he met Brian Mulvey, to later assisting many as a financial advisor for Ameriprise and LPL Flagship Harbor.

Chris made friends everywhere and maintained his relationships throughout his life, from St. Mary’s classmates: Jimmy, Bobby, and Sandy, to his many clients and coworkers at Flagship and elsewhere. Friendships were of great value to Chris as well as his hometown of Lynn where he was a dedicated lifelong member and Treasurer of Friends of Lynn Woods. Proud of his city’s sports, Chris religiously watched the Red Sox and Patriots, taking up his free time.

Chris devoted the past 23 years of his life to help raise Tobin, the grandson of his good friend, Marge. Tobin was the joy of Chris’ life and they shared a tremendous relationship, spending most of their time together. When diagnosed with cancer last May, Chris’ only concern was to see to it that he made the trip to Tobin’s graduation from Bennington College that June, confidently against the doctor’s orders not to travel.

We will greatly miss Chris Joyce, a loss much too early. He was treasured by many who knew him, his generosity, and caring…he will be cherished forever.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. LYNN on Sunday, August 27th from 12 to 3 pm. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chris’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01707.

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  • Visiting Hours Sunday, August 27, 2017


Christopher A. Joyce Jr.

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September 2, 2017

Our condolences to Chris' family. We had the privelge of working with Chris for a very long time. He was funny, and a wonderful man. We always appreciated his financial advice as well as his anecdotes. May he rest in peace. Barbara & Russell

jane proia

September 2, 2017

My mother and I are so saddened at the loss of Chris. We will miss his visits and chats at the kitchen table. He was a longtime friend to both my parents.
Just still in shock that I will not see him again. Such a wonderful man..
our prayers to the family, jane (black) proia and Aleta Black

Peggy Lynch (Connolly) Cialone

August 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of Chris' passing. MaryPat and Barb please accept my condolences.

Brian Gildea

August 29, 2017

Remembering play tag football with Chris and the rest of the Sweetser Terrace clan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Mike Tansey

August 29, 2017

Chris, although I did not know your dad I can see from the Beautiful obituary that he was a good man who passed before his time. Very sorry for your loss, Mike Tansey

Steve Anderson

August 29, 2017

My condolences to MaryPat and the family. Steve Anderson from Moulton St..

Jim Carcia

August 29, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Chris. He was a true gentleman. May he RIP

Mary muir

August 28, 2017

May he now be free from all suffering and rest in eternal peace

August 28, 2017

i was thinking of you on monday as i drove by your office, hoping you were ok.we've all lost a very good man. rest in peace. joe bukowski

August 27, 2017

To my best friend, my other brother and fellow sailor. Forty-five years of friendship, weekly lunches, laughter and sharing stories of family life..

A traditional farewell to sailors "A fair wind and a following sea and may your big jib always be full".