Joyce. V Taylor, 90, of Watertown
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – The morning of November 11, Joyce. V Taylor, 90, of Watertown, NY, left us to join his mother and father, his brother and the love of his life Jim.
Joyce was born in Watertown on May 17, 1932, the daughter of Donald and Florence VanAlstyne. She graduated from Watertown High School and later earned a Bachelor of Education from Genesee State College.
Joyce married her husband and ultimate love, James P Taylor, on October 27, 1951, at Sacred Heart Church. They were married for 24 years. Later, Joyce was briefly married to John Sawyer.
Joyce began her teaching career in Rochester at Charles Carol Elementary School. She later moved back to Watertown and would teach Year 3 at Academy Street School and then eventually Harold T Wiley School where she would teach Years 4-6 in Day B Wing 1 Team from its opening until its retirement.
Joyce enjoyed reading, knitting, spending time with her ADK friends and teachers and especially her multi-generational family. In her younger years, she was an avid gamer and golfer.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents Donald and Florence VanAlstyne, her brother Donald VanAlstyne and her love James Taylor.
Joyce is survived by her two children Daniel T (Loretta) Taylor, April Anne Young, her grandchildren Ivy (James) Flynn, Muffet (David) Herkala, Jesse Young, Riza (Vincent) Randazzo and Ken Sanchez, and her great -grandchildren Daniel, Andrew, Gabriela, Logan, Sawyer, Mason, Lana, Scarlett, Izeigha, Jesse Jr. Jersey Maé, Sage and Jackson.
Calling hours will be at Cummings Funeral Home, Watertown, Wednesday, November 16, 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop Street, Watertown on Thursday, November 17 at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Glenwood Cemetery.
Online condolences can be posted on www.cummingsfuneral.com Donations in his name may be made to the ADK Scholarship Fun, which is awarded annually to those seeking a degree and a career in education. Mail your donations to: ADK Scholarship Fund, 10939 State Rt. 26, Carthage, NY 13619 or call 315.778.8658.
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