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“Having known Joyce for over 45 years, I have sung and played with her, prayed for her, known her friendship and respect,and laughed with her. She...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: LeRoy Bechtel - Sanford, FL

“My condolences to the family of Joyce Clark. She was a special lady and a great friend to and support for my deceased mother, Dorothy Peck. Because...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Judith M. Huebner - Long Pond, PA

“Dear Karen, Your mother was the dearest person and it was always obvious that she adored you, her sweet talented and loving daughter. May you take...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jewel Wink - Canandaigua, NY

“I have such fond memories of Joyce from childhood visits with Karen, her daughter and my classmate. Joyce's love of life was obvious and contagious,...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Darlene Bordwell - Penn Yan, NY

“Joyce and I met as neighbors many years ago and we quickly bonded. She was always so supportive of me and I have never had a friend quite like her....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lynette Gage - Rushville, NY

“Joyce and I met when I was a first grader in her class. She continued to be my friend and mentor to the present. When Joyce and I visited frequently...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Gloria Dancause - Stanley, NY

“Joyce and I taught together for many years at the Valley Building.I was a new young teacher and Joyce was one of my mentors. I have many wonderful...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: David Hewson - Canandaigua, NY


Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother Gorham: Joyce M. Clark, age 80, of East Lake Rd., passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at F.F. Thompson Hospital after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George Clark; two daughters, Lynette Mott and Karen (David) Sorce; three grandsons, Aaron (Emily) Mumby, Chris Mumby (fiancé Meghan Hammer) and Kyle Megaffee; five great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Quinn, Taylor, Jacob, and Jace; niece, Joanne Smith; nephew, David Austin; great-nephew, Michael Smith; great-niece, Grace Austin; many dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Vincent DeZetter; sister, Marilyn Austin; nephew, James Austin. Joyce was born in Albion, NY and was the daughter of E. Vincent and Florence (Eagan) DeZetter. She attended school in Barre Center, NY and graduated from Albion High School in 1949. Joyce attended Fredonia State University for three years and graduated from Geneseo State University in 1953, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. On August 17, 1952 she and George were married in Barre Center. Joyce taught school in Rushville for 29 years, mainly first grade at Marcus Whitman Central School. She was an active member of the Rushville United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. Joyce loved participating in many musical activities including the Precious Few, Crooked Lake Fiddlers, and the Fort Hill String Band. She also performed with the Finger Lakes Symphony for four years. Joyce gave private piano and violin lessons. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Rushville United Methodist Church, 22 N. Main St., Rushville. Interment will be in Rushville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to F.F. Thompson Foundation, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or Clifton Springs Hospital Foundation, 2 Coulter Rd., Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com

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Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home
47 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Tel. (585) 394-4280

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