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1941 Joyce 2023

Joyce L. Skelly

August 25, 1941 — October 18, 2023


Joyce L. Skelly, 82, of Cicero, passed away Wednesday, October 18th, 2023. Born in Syracuse to the late John and Cora (Rogers) Hart, Joyce was raised on the South side of the city and was a 1959 graduate of Central High School.

Joyce worked for 30 years as a stenographer for Equifax before retiring in the 1990’s. She loved flower gardening, reading books and cuddling with her dog, Lilly.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, James F. Skelly; three children: Wendy Himes of Syracuse, Jack (Heather) Himes II of Mexico, and Timothy (Tammy) Himes of Lafayette; four siblings: David Hart of TX, Richard Hart of Brockport, Daniel Hart of Rochester, and carol Hart of Syracuse; her six grandchildren: Jack III, Morgan, Madison, Timothy Jr., Sidney, and Jillian; four great grandchildren: Jack IV, Louise, Wilder, and Grayson; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Lilly.

All Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to the CNY S.P.C.A., 5878 East Molloy Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211 or to a charity of your choice.
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