SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 3, 2012

Joyce M. (King) Casey, 88


MIDDLETON — Mrs. Joyce M. (King) Casey, 88, of Middleton, beloved wife of the late Harold J. Casey, died Monday, October 1, at Cedar Glen Care and Rehab Center in Danvers, surrounded by her family.

Born in Yorkville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (Lancaster) King. Raised and educated in Yorkville, she was a graduate of Whitesboro High School.

Joyce was a longtime resident of Ilion, N.Y., where she resided with her husband for 55 years. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Utica Drop Forge. After marrying the love of her life, Joyce devoted herself to her family as a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family and took pride in all of their accomplishments.

A devout Christian, Joyce was most recently a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Topsfield and was previously an active member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Ilion, N.Y. A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl P. O’Neill and her companion Joseph Gatto of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Carole J. Graf and her husband Gregory of Middleton; her three grandchildren, Ashley E. O’Neill, Zachary C. Graf, and Hannah G. Graf, and extended family and friends. In addition to her late husband, Joyce was predeceased by her brother Lester King who was killed in action during World War II.

Joyce’s daughters wish to thank the supportive and compassionate staffs of both Cedar Glen and Sol Amore Hospice who gave her such excellent care during her illness.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service celebrating Joyce’s life will be held in Ilion, N.Y., later this month. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.