Joyce Ann Murphy

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Joyce Ann Murphy

December 16, 1937 - October 16, 2018

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 bateswallace.com.
Published on October 18, 2018
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Robert Ogden
Oct 21, 2018
My sincere condolences to all the Murphy family. I have many memories of times at camp and the Murphy home. My love and kind thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jackie Brown Jurinich
Oct 19, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Fond memories of your mom and one in particular that brings a smile. May all your memories bring you peace and comfort.
Darrin Kropp
Oct 19, 2018
The entire kropp family sends there regards we grew up knowing mr. and mrs. Murphy
LeeAnn Filarowski
Oct 19, 2018
To all of my cousins and their families, I am so terribly sorry for y'all s loss. My heart is just breaking for all of you. Dear Aunt Joyce, I want to thank you for being my Aunt for being part of my life all my life, thank you for all the very special memories like camping, all the corn Croats and most of all just being you. Aunt Joyce I love and miss ya so much. And a beautiful Angel. And to the whole family and to their families if there's anything ya need help with please get in touch with me. I love all of you so much. Love always cousin LeeAnn.
LeeAnn Filarowski
Oct 19, 2018
To all of my cousins and their families, I am so terribly sorry for y'all s loss. My heart is just breaking for all of you. Dear Aunt Joyce, I want to thank you for being my Aunt for being part of my life all my life, thank you for all the very special memories like camping, all the corn Croats and most of all just being you. Aunt Joyce I love and miss ya so much. And a beautiful Angel. And to the whole family and to their families if there's anything ya need help with please get in touch with me. I love all of you so much. Love always cousin LeeAnn.
LeeAnn
Oct 19, 2018
To all of my cousins and their families, I am so terribly sorry for y'all s loss. My heart is just breaking for all of you. Dear Aunt Joyce, I want to thank you for being my Aunt for being part of my life all my life, thank you for all the very special memories like camping, all the corn Croats and most of all just being you. Aunt Joyce I love and miss ya so much. And a beautiful Angel. And to the whole family and to their families if there's anything ya need help with please get in touch with me. I love all of you so much. Love always cousin LeeAnn.
Diane Cooper Murphy
Oct 19, 2018
Sorry for your loss
Tom Bullard
Oct 19, 2018
Gone but NEVER forgotten. Miss and Love you grandma!
Kimberly Vandeput
Oct 19, 2018
Very sorry for your loss.