Jacqueline-Joyce-obit-webWILMINGTON — Jacqueline F. (Mason) Joyce, 85, came into this world on Memorial Day on May 30, 1929 and passed away at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Wilmington on Memorial Day on May 25.

Mrs. Joyce was born in Revere, was raised in Revere, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea before marrying her husband Captain Robert F. Joyce Jr., US Army. She lived in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Formosa (Taiwan) with her husband Bob and son Robert III and on other U.S. military bases in the United States before settling in Melrose in 1968. Jacqueline worked as a bookkeeper for many years for a construction equipment company and a fuel company for many years.

Mrs. Joyce lived a wide and extensive life, enjoyed traveling to Ireland and Europe many times with her groups of friends over her lifetime. Jacqueline loved spending time at Revere Beach and Hampton Beach, enjoyed bocce, cards, bowling, Irish music and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Captain Robert F. Joyce, U.S. Army. She was the loving mother of Robert F. Joyce Jr. and his wife Donna of Tewksbury. She was the devoted grandmother of Robert F. Joyce III and his girlfriend Meghan Maloney of Tewksbury; Sean R. Joyce and his wife Jillian of Lowell; and Michael R. Joyce of Tewksbury. She was the caring sister of the late Jean Foster and her late Husband Paul. She was the cherished cousin of Jean Doherty of Quincy. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, May 29 from 4-8 p.m. Jacqueline’s funeral will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30 at 7:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 660 Washington St. Revere, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/contact-us/boston. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.