Joyce Ann Murphy

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Joyce Ann Murphy

December 16, 1937 - October 16, 2018

Joyce Ann Murphy Joyce Ann Murphy (Klee), age 80 of Middleport, passed away on October 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Niagara Hospice House. She was born December 16, 1937 to the late Harry and Verna (Zanow) Klee.
Joyce loved spending her time around her family and friends. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee, lottery tickets, and having a beer. She worked for various local businesses over the years. Joyce was a very easy-going woman who always told you like it was but also did a lot for many people.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Murphy, Sr., in 1999; her mother, Verna Thiel; step-father, Morris Thiel; sister, Eileen Petti; and brother, Donald Klee.
Joyce is survived by her children, Thomas (Nancy) Murphy, Jr., Belinda (Tim) Patterson, Loma (Mark) Burshtynsky, Gail (Mark Bush) Jones, Darcie (John) Gaygen, Vickie Murphy, Michael (Tracey) Murphy; siblings, Rich (Carol) Klee, Lucy (John) Kowalski, Carol (Jack) Roberts, Gerry (late Al) Salter; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; best friend, Caroline Bartram; sister-in-law, Mary Loughrey; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Joyce's name may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr,. Lockport, NY 14094.
Joyce's arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport, NY. To share a special memory of Joyce, please visit
Published on October 18, 2018
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