He was aged 27 years and died at a period in manhood when life means so much and when the future has a great deal in store. He was loved and esteemed by an unusually large circle of friends, who all deeply mourn his early demise. He was ever pleasant, genial and kind, and his many winning ways made him a general favorite with every one.
The deceased was born in Pittston and spent his entire life here. He is survived by his mother and the following well known sisters and brothers: P.F. Joyce, city treasurer and a leading business man of Pittston; Joseph and Misses Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth Joyce, all at home.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the family residence. A requiem high mass will be solemnized in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Upper Pittston, at 9:30. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Upper Pittston.
Wilkes-Barre Record - December 22, 1902
The remains were conveyed to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Upper Pittston, where a solemn requiem high mass was held. Rev. Father O’Malley was the celebrant, assisted by Revs. Fathers Greve and Gregory. An eloquent and deserved eulogy was paid to the deceased by the clergy and there were few dry eyes in the large assemblage. The floral tributes were innumerable and beautiful. The remains were laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, near by.
The flower bearers were: George O’Brien, William Mercy, Edward Joyce and Joseph Hennigan. The carriers were: Dr. Maloney of New York City, Thomas O’Brien, James Russell, John McFadden, James Mercy and Patrick Reilly.
Wilkes-Barre Record - December 25, 1902