Private Joyce was in service seven months. He went overseas with the infantry. He attended St. Mary’s Assumption Parochial School and St. John’s High School, Pittston. He was employed in the Philadelphia Navy Yard before entering service.
Private Joyce’s father and his mother, who was the former Mae Hinchcliffe of Jenkins Township, died in Pittston Hospital in October, 1938, within forty-eight hours of each other. His eldest brother, Ned Joyce, drowned in the Susquehanna River near the Joyce Summer home on July 3, 1923.
Survivors, besides his widow and son, include a brother, Joseph, Pittston, a clerk in the Luzerne County Assessors’ office, Wilkes-Barre, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas F. Gill, Parsons; the former Patricia Joyce, whose husband Lieut. (JG.) Thomas F. Gill, is on destroyer escort duty with the navy in the Atlantic, and Frances Joyce, Pittston. Joseph P. Joyce, former Pittston City Treasurer, is an uncle.
The Scranton Times (Friday) - December 8, 1944
A member of St. John the Evangelist Church he was employed at a defense plant in Camden before he went into the Army. Pvt. Joyce is the father of a son, Patrick, born on October 30, and whom he never saw.
Surviving, besides his wife and son, are two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Thomas Gill, Pittston Township, and Miss Frances Joyce and Joseph Joyce, Pittston.
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