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Gloria Ann (Mockler) Joyce

July 22, 1928 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 93)

Obituary

Joyce, Gloria Ann

Age 93, passed away peacefully April 17 (Easter Sunday) after a long and adventurous life.

Gloria is preceded in death by her husband James E. Joyce, Sr. (2019).

Together, they raised a raucous family of seven children: Cynthia Barthi (Robert); James, Jr., (Nancy); Michael (Kathy); Monica Joyce Walker (Robert); Shannon Voytovich (Michael); Chris (Joanie); and Steven (Elisabeth). She leaves behind fourteen grandchildren: Blaire, Brendan, James III, Justin, Caitlin, Michael, Matthew, Kelly, Christian, Henry, Alex, Peter, Sophie, and Landon; three step-grandchildren: Jenelle, Allison, and Daniel; and ten great-grandchildren: Baron, Gloria, James IV, Shannon, Jack, Georgia, Mackenzie, Charlotte, Brooks, and Stella.

Gloria is also survived by brother Richard Mockler (Ruby) and sister Karen Moulton (Roger).

Born and raised in Stillwater, MN (and with relatives in Springbrook, WI), Gloria was the daughter of Richard and Alice Mockler. She graduated from Stillwater High School and maintained lifelong companionship with many of her classmates, including Pat Hooley, Mary (Hanson) Peaslee, Marilyn (McGarry) Gelhar and Mary Burris.

Prior to starting a family, Gloria worked at Twin City Federal in St. Paul, taking the streetcar to work each day. Shortly thereafter, she and Jim settled in the heart of St. Paul, turning neighbors into friends who would continue to gather into old age. The Joyces became longtime residents of West St. Paul and Mendota Heights.

Gloria’s laugh was contagious and signaled to those around that life was to be enjoyed. She and Jim traveled extensively, sharing worldwide experiences with their friends, especially Jerome and Louise Conway, and Kelly and Ruth Brookman.

Visitation 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022, at O’Halloran & Murphy, 575 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul; Mass of Christian burial Monday, May 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Church in downtown St. Paul, with a 9:00 a.m. visitation prior to Mass. Gloria’s service can also be viewed online at: https://youtu.be/v8wPUhnU39M and
www.watchitlivestream.com/g-joyce/.

Special thanks to the entire staff at Carondelet Village in St. Paul and the Optage Hospice team for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Gloria’s name to Carondelet Village or the charity of your choice.


Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Halloran & Murphy St. Paul
575 S. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Visitation
Monday
May 2, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Church of the Assumption Catholic Church
51 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
May 2, 2022

10:00 AM
Church of the Assumption Catholic Church
51 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

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