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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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Joyce E. Wilson, entered into rest unexpectedly on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at her home.
Joyce was born on May 30, 1936 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Franklin and Velma (Baubie) Kenward. A graduate of Medina High School, class of 1954, she went on to attend Bryant and Stratton College. Joyce married her high school sweetheart, Robert L. “Pinky” Wilson in 1955. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Botsford-Hartway Motors in Medina. Joyce was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. She was also a social member of the Lincoln Post 1483, VFW, Junior Wilson Sportsmen’s Club, Knights of Columbus and Shelridge Country Club. She was an avid reader and was very grateful for the resources and employees at the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, who eagerly kept her supplied with the most recent best-selling novels. Whether it was football, wrestling, baseball or basketball, Joyce was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren at various sporting events and also was a fan of the NY Yankees and the Cleveland Browns. Joyce was a great cook who enjoyed and took great pride in making large meals at holiday gatherings. She also enjoyed dining out, especially Cammarata’s in Lockport and Shelridge Country Club. A social person by nature, Joyce was known for her warm smile, laugh and inviting personality. She loved to host her friends and family, usually on her front porch for a manhattan (or two). She always made it known how grateful she was to have so many loving and supportive friends, a blessing to her, especially after the passing of her husband Pinky in 2017. Her family and many friends will remember her as a loving mother, grandmother and dear friend.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Pinky Wilson on September 29, 2017 and her son, Paul Wilson on September 13, 2015.
She is survived by two sons, Jeff Wilson of Medina and Tom (Deb Balcerzak) Wilson of Westborough, MA; five grandchildren, Sean (Stephanie) Maroney, Kyle (Laura) Maroney, Michael (Sarah) Scholes, Jacob Wilson and Brad Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Lucie and Liam Scholes, Harper, Cooper, Graham, Teddy, Aidan and Brooke Maroney; her sister, Joanne Gardner; nieces, nephews and many friends, including Jill Pegelow, who watched over and took great care of Joyce in the last few years.
There will be no prior calling hours. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Masks will be mandatory at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103, to your local hospice or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.