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“I knew Pat Joy through the Elementary School & Gilbert High School. Pat & Don's daughter Hallie & my daughter Joy were in the same class...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Gerri Moeller - Albany, NY

“My sympathies and prayers to the Joy family. Don Jr. and my family have been friends for many years and we all express our sympathy and prayers for ...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce Carrier

“To all of the Joy Family Please accept our sincerest condolences on Pat's passing. We just found out and a very sad. We had so many good times...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Glastetter

“Donald, Lisa & the rest of you, so sorry to read of your loss. I think I only came to your parents home once, but once gave me a good memory of your...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Nina (Bergersen) Tryon - CT

“our deepest sympathies to Don and family ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Ron & Joan Phenix - FL

“Don Joy & family, How well I remember Pat. Went to many events togetherin the military years, she was delightful, refreshing, andamazingly talented...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“To the entire Joy family. Pat and I go back many years. Our parents were very close friends in the forties and fifties in Mayberry Village in East...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Walter Desruisseaux

“Hallie and family,I hope you find comfort in joyful memories of your mom through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.My heart...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: tracy clapp

“Pat will always be part of my growing up years, spending time with Don and my parents and Uncle Bob and Aunt Lucille.May your memories of her...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Michele Angers - Simsbury, CT

“Prayers and blessing to all the family.Frederick Drake USAF (RET.) MSGT. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Joy family during this sad time... ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Duane Lavalette, MSGT, ArNG, Ret - TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Robert & Susan Twarkins - Agawam, MA

“Many Prayers for the Family She will always be Loved and missed She is a Beautiful Lady whom I Enjoyed being around she was like a second Mom to me...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Ann Gerrow

“Cheryl Sodano (Slater)My prayers to the family at this time. She was a wonderful lady always smiling when I would see her. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: cheryl a sodano

“Oh gramma! Your footprint is the largest on my heart. A huge part of me, is you! And no tomorrow will ever be the same! Your comfort and strength,...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ciara Goggans


Written by Family Patricia 'Pat" Joy, 77, of East Hartland, CT passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017 Mom was born on May 22, 1940 to Katherine "Kay" and Emile Voiland. Mom was the youngest of 4 children and is predeceased by her parents and 3 brothers Eugene, Lewis "Sonny" and Norman. Mom married Dad (Brig Gen USAFR Ret Donald E Joy, Jr.) on August 14, 1959. They moved to East Hartland, CT in 1963 and it has been our home town ever since. During that time, they spent many periods traveling, camping, seeing the countryside and raising 6 children while Mom was Dads partner during his lifetime Air National Guard career. Mom loved painting (especially on saw blades of all kinds), birds (her favorite being hummingbirds and cardinals), bowling, ceramics and the many years spent with family and friends at the "Chicken Coop" in East Otis, Ma. Those who know her will always cherish Moms generous heart and fighting spirit that we all love and respected. Mom is forever in our hearts: Lisa J Einarsen of East Hartland, CT, Donald Joy and Kathy of Enfield, CT, predeceased by Scott Joy, Duff and Zorica Joy of Escondido, CA, Kenny Joy and Cathy of West Hartland, CT, and Hallie Joy of East Hartland, CT. "All babies are a blessing" Mom always will be Gramma to Shareena, Ciara and Tim, Sheldon and Steph, Zachari and Lindsay, Mark, Courtney, Kaila, Ava, Skyla, Katie and Logan, MaryEllen and Cory, Patrick and Sara. Mom is GG (Great Gramma) to Jordan, Makenzi, Tesa, Brayden, Malachi, Taylor, Alexia, Khloe, Summer, Kiera and Bella. Mom also leaves herself in the hearts of many family and dear friends. A memorial service will be held on June 16, 2017 at the First Church in Hartland, 5 Hartland Blvd., East Hartland, CT at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Hartland Volunteer Fire Dept., 22 South Rd, East Hartland, CT 06027 or Granby Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 617, Granby, CT 06035.