Doane Beal & Ames


Joyce M. Kearney

March 1, 1939November 10, 2021

Joyce Kearney, 82, of Hyannis, MA passed away on November 10, 2021 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Adolphe and Alice Richards of Hyannis.

Joyce, a true Cape Codder, was born, raised, and educated in Hyannis. She attended Barnstable High School and excelled in Gymnastics. She held many service positions after her retirement as a mentor, counselor, and her favorite job of Tour Bus Guide during the busy season of summer. Joyce swam daily at Veterans Beach just steps away from her childhood home, and enjoyed talking to visitors about her beloved Cape Cod.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Kearney of San Diego and Jeffrey Kearney of Florida; grandsons, Tyler and Sanuk; a sister, Andria White of Middleboro; and a brother, Donald Richards of Florida. Joyce was predeceased by her twin sister, June Murray, and her sister, Pat Mitchell in 2020; as well as a brother, Robert Richards.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 23rd at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis. Burial will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Centerville.

Joyce wished to thank her dearest friend, Suzanne Carter, during her last months, as well as the loving care of Hospice Cape Cod.

May the angels walk with you.


  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Committal Service to Follow

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Joyce M. Kearney

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Sheila Piacentini

November 23, 2021

I have known Joyce for many years. I will.miss seeing Joyce on tour.
She is going to be missed.
Rest In Peace,

Cindy Watson

November 20, 2021

Joyce was an unforgettable character. We had many laughs together. She was a take charge person, one day I remember she said to me. “You would make a good tour guide. I made you an appointment to speak with my boss on Tuesday at 1:00.” Voila’
I became a tour guide! Now I have a job I love. We would meet on our tours and have lunch together in P-town, Hyannis or out on the Vineyard. Joyce would always have a story to share. Her clients loved her colorful way of dressing up with lighthouse sweaters and lobster hats. If there was a discount to be had in any area we visited she knew about it. Everywhere you went with Joyce people would speak to her, she seemed to know everyone. I’ll miss you Joyce.

Robin (Richards) Depree

November 19, 2021

She was the sweetest woman who cared so much about others. Fly with the angels (and dragon flies) Joyce

Patricia Gagne

November 14, 2021

A great gymnast with the Doris and Wally Morrow dance school and a wild cheerleader. Remember her kindness to others.