Michael A. Joyce

Michael A. Joyce, 76, of Hickory Ridge Drive, Amsterdam, NY, and Stuart, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at home with his loving family at his side after a short battle with cancer.

He was a senior court reporter for the New York State Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District, until his retirement in 1995. Following retirement from the New York state, he was still actively working in his own freelance business with his wife, Kathleen, until the end of 2012.

On November 13, 1960, he married the former Kathleen A. Raco. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Michaela K. Joyce, and his beloved grandson, Brendan J. Joyce (Caitlyn), both of Amsterdam; three brothers, Sean (Kelly) and Walter of Tribes Hill, NY; Jeffrey of Arden, NC; and one sister, Rhoda Marcellino (Tom) of Amsterdam; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mike was also predeceased by his son, John J. Joyce; his brother, Billy Joyce; and his sister, Katherine (Kitsy) Joyce.

At Michael’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Memorial gifts in Michael’s name may be made to Community Hospice of Amsterdam, 246 Manny Corners Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010; American Cancer Society Relay for Life/Team Scullys’ Angels, c/o Genevieve Ballerstien Thayler, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN., 38105; or the Regional Animal Shelter, 117 West Fulton St., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

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