We are very sad to say Joyce Hadley (nee Hohman), born August 9, 1935 in New York City, left this earth on April 7, 2020 at 84 years of age, to be with her husband Thomas Hadley, family and friends in heaven. She is survived by her loving daughters, Bonny Zagami, Lynn Salisbury, Laura Boucher, Diane Fleming and Denise Hollenback, their spouses Warren, Bob, Greg, Steve and Ron, her grandchildren, Nicole, Danielle, Bobby, Michael, Katelyn, Sarah, Peter, Paige, Morgan, Thomas, Jennifer, great grandchildren Aidan & Andrew, Luke, Jessa & Logan, Emma & Thomas, Addison & Noah (coming soon), Mia, Maci & another little blessing coming soon, Michael & Isabella, additional family members and friends who will love and cherish the memories we have every day.
Joyce was a very loving and caring person who as a member of the St. Anthony’s church would donate her time at the Soup Kitchen, she was a Knights of Columbus Member, President of the Widower’s Club, Red Hat Club member in Florida and also worked in the Oceanside school district for many years. During her involvement at the Widower’s Club, she was lucky to meet a wonderful man, Ed Jockers, who would become her partner and part of the family for many years until his passing. Joyce loved to cook, do crafts, enjoyed a good party, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She also loved the theatre and most of all to sing and dance. In the latter part of her life when her memory failed her she would still dance and sing a tune. Even when she could no longer dance, a song would always put a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. She faced every day of her life with courage, class, humor and dignity. We, as a family, will always remember the life lessons and strength our Mother/Grandmother has instilled in us and believe that although she is not on this earth she will be with us every day. Her favorite saying was “and the beat goes on”. We will all love you and miss you as the beat goes on!
Joyce Hadley will be laid to rest at Calverton Cemetery on April 15, 2020 at 10:00 am. Unfortunately we are unable to give her a proper funeral and would lovingly request that you say a prayer wherever you may be at that time.
We are a family owned and operated Funeral Home in Oceanside and we continue to maintain a long-standing tradition of personalized service that began with Mr. Earl Towers in 1933 and continued with his son Robert E. Towers. We are here to help you through this difficult time
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