PAWTUCKET- Lillian Joyce, 89, died on Saturday at home. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Joyce Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, and a lifelong resident of the city, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Alice Rushton.
Prior to retirement, she had been employed as a spinner at the former Lebanon Knitting Mills. She loved her family and was devoted especially to her grandchildren.
Survivors are three daughters: Linda Joyce of Pawtucket, Deborah Trepannier of Assonet, Mass. and Kathleen Huber o Lakeville, Minn; two sons, James Joyce of Pawtucket and Robert Joyce Jr. of Lincoln; one sister Annie Clement of Twinsburg, Ohio; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, 1042 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Calling hours in the funeral home will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket.