Richard P. Joyce, Sr.
June 25, 1941 – May 2, 2019
Richard P. Joyce, Sr., 77, of Manchester, died at his home on May 2, 2019. He was born in Lowell, MA on June 25, 1941 the son of Thomas F. and Alice (O’Neil) Joyce. He grew up in Lowell, was educated in the local school district and was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1959. He received his Associates Degree from Chamberlayne Junior College in Boston Class of 1961.
He was married to Marguerite Bean April 26, 1969 and together they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary He was a veteran of the US Army Reserves. Dick was employed in the Classified Advertising Department of the Manchester Union Leader/New Hampshire Sunday News with over 42 years of service and was a member of the Newspaper Guild. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. He was also a member of the Legion of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery. Dick was an avid sports fan following all of the Boston and New England pro franchises and could be heard cheering the loudest for his sons as they played in the MRYHA Hockey League where he served as House League Director for many years. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend.
Members of his family include the love of his life, his wife Marguerite Joyce of Manchester, his four daughters Barrie-Jo (Barry) Bloxsom and her husband Kim of Port Huron, MI, Crystal (Barry) Kuhn and her husband John of Hooksett, Kim Barry-Curley and her husband Mark of Manchester, Kelley (Joyce) Simpson and her husband Jeff of Fryeburg, ME, his two sons Richard Joyce, Jr. and his wife Marsha of Ft. Worth,TX and Kevin Joyce and his wife Katy of St. Louis, MO.He was a proud Papa to his 12 grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah-Beth, Jeff, Rebekah, Ben, Hannah, Patrick, Griffin, Finn, Trey, Cole and Caroline and 7 great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Ainsley, Niya, Jeffry, Rose, Audrey and Landon.
Other beloved family members include his sisters-in-law Sandra (Bean) Proulx and her husband Roger of Manchester and Jeanne (Poirier) Marchand and her husband John of Dracut, MA, his brothers-in-law Charles Poirier and his wife Penelope of Wells, ME and Adrien “Butch” Paquette of Lowell, MA as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by his first wife Marie (Poirier) Joyce, by his sisters Marilyn Stevens and Susan Mason and by his sister-in-law Louise (Poirier) Paquette.
Visitation was held on Wednesday May 8 from 4 to 8 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday May 9 at 10 am at Blessed Sacrament Church 14 Elm St., Manchester. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Dick’s name be made to the Blessed Sacrament Church Food Pantry.
- Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019
Richard P. Joyce, Sr.
May 7, 2019
Dick was my UL rep for 20 years. dedicated and intelligent and extremely humble. Although I only met some of the family once I know he was dedicated to them and those around him. A class act.
May 5, 2019
Dear Rick and entire Joyce family,
We are sending our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. Rick, we loved listening to the stories of your father. May you remember the laughter he brought to so many!
May 5, 2019
Dick always had that great smile. Many people will miss you but remember Dick as a nice person with that great smile.