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“I was so sorry to hear the news. We had seen George's car for sale and wondered what was going on. Our sympathy to Linda and their children and...Read More »
1 of 72 | Posted by: Donna and David Hamcke - Stow, MA

“my deepest sympathy ”
2 of 72 | Posted by: Elsie Kokoros - Maynard, MA

“Dear Joy Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We only saw George a couple of times, usually at one of his granddaughter's birthday parties. ...Read More »
3 of 72 | Posted by: Andrea and Jim Thompson - MD

“Though I did not know George personally, I remember him from the Mobil station. He was always so nice and happy, just the nicest guy. Very, very...Read More »
4 of 72 | Posted by: jenny - maynard, MA

“Dear Linda, Jeffrey & Beth, We were very saddened to hear of George's passing. Our "neighbor" who was always so pleasant. Marie & David...Read More »
5 of 72 | Posted by: David & Marie Steinbach - Maynard, MA

“To George's family my thoughts and prayers go out to you. George was a great guy and a pleasure to bowl with. He will be truly missed! Sue R....Read More »
6 of 72 | Posted by: Sue Rauscher - Worcester, MA

“George was a bowling partner of mine. he was such a wonderful generous and caring guy. I will miss him dearly God bless.. Paul ”
7 of 72 | Posted by: paul bergeron - sterling, MA

“My condolences, well wishes and prayers go out to the Joy family. George was a wonderful man and a great person. Someone I looked up to and admired...Read More »
8 of 72 | Posted by: Eric Pronko - Glendale, AZ

“George was truely one of akind in many ways. I will greatly miss our three way conversations, with all the teasing & bantering. ...Read More »
9 of 72 | Posted by: Russell Joy - Batavia, NY

“Our sincere condolences to the Joy family during this difficult time. ”
10 of 72 | Posted by: Brigid Connor - Shaker Heights, OH

“Will miss your bowling updates on Wednesdays. Will miss our random threeway conversations with Russ (and Kim when we let her talk). Most of all I...Read More »
11 of 72 | Posted by: Mike Joy - Newbury Park, CA

“To the Joy Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I bowled with George in Shrewsbury and was even his teammate. He was a wonderful man. He was...Read More »
12 of 72 | Posted by: Pat Garofoli - MA

“George was the sweetest man and will be very much missed. therese ”
13 of 72 | Posted by: therese martin - boylston, MA

“Linda and family, I was stunned to hear of George's passing (via Sylvanet). We met not so long ago in the CVS downtown, and had a great time ...Read More »
14 of 72 | Posted by: Jim Staley - Maynard, MA

“I am deeply sadened to hear of George's passing. I bowled with George for years and years and I also worked at DEC with him. George was one of the...Read More »
15 of 72 | Posted by: Karen Umbrello - Westminster, MA

“So sorry to hear about George's passing. I remember very well the the good times spent at his house on Grandview Terr. and at Grandma Joys. The...Read More »
16 of 72 | Posted by: Joe and Fran Profeta - El Cajon, CA

“I was so sad to hear the news of the passing of "Papa" Joy. He was such a great man who always brought a smile to my face. I will always have fond...Read More »
17 of 72 | Posted by: Jenn Jenkins - Manchester, NH

“Dear Linda,Jeff,Beth and families, George was a good neighbor and our friend for 35 years. His warm and caring personality and his willingness...Read More »
18 of 72 | Posted by: Joe and Cindi Kulevich - Maynard, MA

“Joy Family, I am deeply sorry for the passing of George. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless you and keep you in this time...Read More »
19 of 72 | Posted by: Bob Reimal - Newbury Park, CA

“To the Joy Family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of George. Although we haven't had any contact since childhood family reunions, (Our...Read More »
20 of 72 | Posted by: John M. Joy - LeRoy, NY

“Joy Family Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with George at DEC and running into him around town. He always had a big smile. ”
21 of 72 | Posted by: Michele Klein - Maynard, MA

“Dear Linda and Family, Robert and I would like you to know how much we will miss George. We brought with us so many great memories when we visit...Read More »
22 of 72 | Posted by: Carmen V. Luna - Anaheim, CA

“Mike, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless you all, The Garcia Family ”
23 of 72 | Posted by: Juan Garcia - Thousand Oaks, CA

“We are so very sorry to find that George has passed. He was such a wonderful Cousin, always laughing and we can see his big smile. Loved seeing him...Read More »
24 of 72 | Posted by: Frank & Lisa Spadacino - CA

“Dad, I love you. Beth ”
25 of 72 | Posted by: Beth Garbitt - South Dennis, MA

“Dear Linda, and family, My heart aches - not being there with u all to share George's passing. Please know that I am with u all in spirit, thought,...Read More »
26 of 72 | Posted by: Kim Joy - Newbury Park, CA

“Beth, My heart is breaking for you, your Mom and your whole family. I know how close you are to your Dad. Each time I saw him he had a smile on...Read More »
27 of 72 | Posted by: Beth Patkoske - Dennis, MA

“Sue and I are saddened to hear about Georges passing. I think back to our working days at Advent and it all does not seem so long ago. We will always...Read More »
28 of 72 | Posted by: Richard and Susan Silverman - FL

“Dear Linda and family - I'm so incredibly saddened and dismayed to learn of George's passing. As my God parents you and your family have a special...Read More »
29 of 72 | Posted by: Trisha Scarcia-King - Blandon, PA

“Linda & Family, It was a huge shock to hear about George leaving us - and we offer our sincere condolences on your heart felt loss. We feel the...Read More »
30 of 72 | Posted by: Bill & Gail Nott - Tomball,, TX

“Beth & Family, I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I have many good memories of your dad from when we were younger. My deepest...Read More »
31 of 72 | Posted by: Sarah Clark - MA

“We send our sincere condolences to the Joy family on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. May your memories bring you smiles during...Read More »
32 of 72 | Posted by: Colleen & Sean Finnerty - Maynard, MA

“Linda & Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I can't tell you how shocked and saddened I was when I got the news through SylvaNet to hear...Read More »
33 of 72 | Posted by: Ray Sullivan - Mooresville, NC

“Dear Linda and family, so very sorry to hear of George's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 72 | Posted by: Jim & Mary Ann Orlando - TN

“Linda & Family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of your husband George. We could not have asked for better neighbors or friends. Our ...Read More »
35 of 72 | Posted by: Frank Spence - Maynard, MA

“Dear Joy family George and I were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of George. Our sincere sympathy. the Gardner family. ”
36 of 72 | Posted by: ginny - newton, MA

“Linda & Russ, so sorry to hear of George's passing. I grew up with George & Russ on Grandview Terrace and will always remember him as a friend and...Read More »
37 of 72 | Posted by: Dave McCarthy - Batavia, NY

“Ray Sullivan just shared this with us and we were very shocked. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will be with you and your family. ”
38 of 72 | Posted by: Fred & Bev Metz - Chapel Hill, NC

“Linda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. George was a great friend and will be missed. Al enjoyed his friendship and enjoyed talking with...Read More »
39 of 72 | Posted by: Al and Ann Clark - Maynard, MA

“Linda & family, So sorry to hear about George. Our thoughts are with you and your family ”
40 of 72 | Posted by: Joe & Deb - Maynard, MA

“Joy Family, May the Lord keep and bless you through this tough time. Sincerely, Kathy & Bill Cook ”
41 of 72 | Posted by: Kathy & Bill Cook - Ventura, CA

“I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 ”
42 of 72 | Posted by: W. Dow Jones - VENTURA, CA

“I'm sure that George was a good man as is his brother Mike. Our sincerest condolences. Paul and Jay ”
43 of 72 | Posted by: Paul and Jaylynn Britz - Moriarty, NM

“Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Jackie Hodgdon ”
44 of 72 | Posted by: Jacqueline Hodgdon - Harwich Port, MA

“Linda & Family, I was so saddened when I heard of George's passing. I knew George from Maynard Motors formerly Maynard Mobil. He was always fun to...Read More »
45 of 72 | Posted by: Herb Symes - Maynard, MA

“Linda, Jeff, and Beth, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Meghan ”
46 of 72 | Posted by: Meghan Brown - Dennisport, MA

“My wife and I would like to send our prayers and condolences. I've worked w/ Mike Joy for over a decade, and have heard in Mike's voice the love/...Read More »
47 of 72 | Posted by: Bart Borden - Ventura, CA

“I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I worked with George at the Sylvania plant in Batavia, NY. He was a great guy, always cheerful and could...Read More »
48 of 72 | Posted by: Bob Collette - Pavilion, NY

“Dearest Linda, I was sorry to read about George's passing. I still have a picture when John & I went to your home on Rt. 20. You introduced me...Read More »
49 of 72 | Posted by: linda priolo - Williamsville, NY

“Linda and family, My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and George's family during this most difficult of times. I fondly recall...Read More »
50 of 72 | Posted by: Dave Manners - Seymour, TN

“Linda, Jeff, and Beth- I'm so sorry for your loss. George always had a smile on his face and was such a kind man that others loved to be around. He...Read More »
51 of 72 | Posted by: April Garbitt - Yarmouth Port, MA

“Linda, so sorry to hear about George. I have so many great memories of summers at his home in Batavia, and holidays at Grandma Joys house. He will be...Read More »
52 of 72 | Posted by: Angie Pike - NY

“Linda, Beth, Jeff, Michael, Veronica & kids.. You are in our prayers and we love you all so much. I will remember George as always having that...Read More »
53 of 72 | Posted by: Brooke Morrissey - Newport, NC

“I only met George one time last year at his brother Mike's house. He was the kind of guy that you felt like you knew him all his life after just a...Read More »
54 of 72 | Posted by: Bill and Sherry Molinari - CA

“We wish to send our Prays and condolences to all in the family. Sean and I, very much enjoy our visit with you and George last November. We both,...Read More »
55 of 72 | Posted by: Michele Connolly - Davisburg, MI

“We will surely miss George's smiling face at the family get togethers. I will remember the sparkle in his eyes and how much his grandchildren loved...Read More »
56 of 72 | Posted by: Barbara fallon - Dennis, MA

“Dear Linda,Jeff, Beth, Russ & Mike: George surely will be missed. I always enjoyed listening to him talk about his love of cars & he always had a...Read More »
57 of 72 | Posted by: Mickey Joy Scarcia - Lockport, NY

“Dear Linda,Jeff & Beth, George surely will be missed. I always enjoyed listening to him talk about his love of cars & he always had a chuckle...Read More »
58 of 72 | Posted by: Mickey Joy Scarcia - Lockport, NY

“George, I couldn't ask for a better father-in-law. Your big heart and kind nature will always be with me. I will always remind your grandchildren...Read More »
59 of 72 | Posted by: Michael Garbitt - Dennis, MA

“We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We have always enjoyed seeing George at family parties. He was always kind, friendly and genuine. We will...Read More »
60 of 72 | Posted by: Chip and Heather Garbitt - MA

“I will remember all the good times we had as kids at Aunt Josephine and Uncle Joes house and also at Grandma Joys...He will greatly missed...You are...Read More »
61 of 72 | Posted by: Joann Cooper - fresno, CA

“Linda, I was sorry to read of George's passing. I'll always remember his good nature and the days on Montclair. ”
62 of 72 | Posted by: Joe Flynn - Batavia, NY

“Dear Linda, Jeff, Elizabeth, Mike & Russ, You are in out thoughts and prayers. I can't tell you how shocked and sad we were to hear George has...Read More »
63 of 72 | Posted by: Carol Speddding - Lockport, NY

“My thoughts are with the Joy family. ”
64 of 72 | Posted by: Thomas Joy - Duncan, OK

“Our very deep condolences for you loss. I first got to know George through the Maynard Area Auto Club and always found him with a smile on his face...Read More »
65 of 72 | Posted by: Joanne & Joe Zielinski - Maynard, MA

“He who comforts us in all our afflictions that we also can comfort those who are in all our afflictions, with that comfort by which we are comforted...Read More »
66 of 72 | Posted by: Dan Carlisle - Brookshire, TX

“Beth, Linda and Jeff, We are so sorry for your loss. George was such an amazing man. I loved visiting the house and seeing his happiness and love...Read More »
67 of 72 | Posted by: Lauren Palazzolo Kristel - MA

“George, We will miss you dearly. I looked forward to walking down to George Rd, aptly named, to see if 'George could come out and play with the...Read More »
68 of 72 | Posted by: Dick and Pat Roy - Maynard, MA

“Beth I'm so sorry for your family's loss- I can't imagine. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, always. love, Cassandra & Family ”
69 of 72 | Posted by: Cassandra Hudsaon - Raynham, MA

“In the physical, all are fleeting – “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.” Ecclesiastes 3:20. ...Read More »
70 of 72 | Posted by: Daniel Carroll Cross - Washington, DC

“Going to miss you at the car club meetings and at the autofest this June, but you leave us with fun memories. Thank you George I am proud to have...Read More »
71 of 72 | Posted by: Bill Copeland - Zephyrhills, FL

“Thank you for being a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Son, & Friend. Your kindness to everyone you encountered has inspired me for...Read More »
72 of 72 | Posted by: Jeffrey, Veronica, Madeline & Olivia Joy - MD


Maynard - George Joy, 65, of George Road, Maynard, died suddenly, Friday, February 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Batavia, NY son of the late Joseph T. and Josephine (Gallo) Joy. He was the husband of Linda A. (Balonek) Joy and they had been Maynard residents since 1978. Mr. Joy had been a manager at Digital Equipment Corp. formerly in Maynard and later for local gasoline stations before retiring. He was an avid bowler and collector car enthusiast and was a member of the Maynard Area Auto Club. He drove his El Camino carrying the Red Sox Green Monster "Wally" in December's Christmas Parade in Maynard. In recent years he enjoyed fishing, kayaking and dominoes with his neighbor. In addition to his wife he leaves his son Jeffrey Joy of Columbia, MD, his daughter Beth A. Garbitt of Dennis; his beloved grandchildren: Madeline J. Joy, Emily Joy Garbitt, Olivia J. Joy and Matthew David Garbitt and two brothers Russell Joy of NY and Michael Joy of CA. He was predeceased by a daughter Kristi Lyn Joy. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to a fund established for his grandchildren's continuing education c/o Jeffrey G. Joy, 6983 Newberry Dr. Columbia, MD 21044.

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