Karen Joyce

Obituary of Karen E. Joyce

ILION – Karen E. Joyce, age 62, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, December 27, 2021, after a brief illness. Her passing occurred in the privacy and comfort of her home where she was surrounded by the love and support of her family at her side. Born on March 27, 1959, in Northridge, California, Karen was the daughter of the late Walter and Joyce (Baum) Joyce. She attended Herkimer schools and was a graduate from Herkimer High School with the Class of 1977. For over twenty-one years, Karen has been employed as an Inventory Clerk with Remington Arms in Ilion. Karen held a variety of interests and in her younger years was an avid bowler. She was also a very skilled pool shark, primarily 8 and 9 ball, along with being a member of the American Poolplayer’s Association. She was also an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and part of the Herkimer County Bills Backers. Nothing gave Karen more joy than being surrounded by family and friends. She would do anything for anyone and was always outgoing, friendly and a social butterfly. She was charitable and giving and would often participate in cancer awareness events. She was also an ardent supporter of the Herkimer County Humane Society where at one time she held a position on the board and was a volunteer. Karen is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Nicole and Christopher Roberts of Schuyler and Jaclyn Elthorp of Frankfort; her grandsons, Dakota McCaw and Justin Roberts; her devoted companion of over ten years, James “Jim” Butler of Herkimer; her sister, Kimberly Joyce of Syracuse; her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Debbie Joyce of Syracuse; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends, with special mention of Chris Wilson and Curt Lane and the rest of the Wilson family, along with members of the Elthorp family, for their constant love and concern. Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours for Karen on Tuesday afternoon, January 4, 2022, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000. A brief prayer service will take place at 6:00PM immediately upon the conclusion of visitation. Interment in the family plot will take place at the convenience of the family in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Karen’s final wishes were entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors.
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Tuesday
4
January

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home
4309 Acme Road
Ilion, New York, United States
315-894-8000
Tuesday
4
January

Final Prayer Service

6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home
4309 Acme Road
Ilion, New York, United States
315-894-8000