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Joyce Sullivan

April 5, 1929 — January 11, 2022

Joyce Sullivan

Joyce M . Sullivan , age 92, of Wakefield died peacefully at home on Tuesday January 11th.

She was born in Lynn, MA on April 5, 1929 and was the daughter of the late James L. and Anna M . (Barnes) Burkinshaw.

Joyce was a graduate of St. Mary's Girl's High School, and the Chandler Business School for Women. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1958 and was a member of The Most Blessed Sacrament Church Women's Guild as well as other local organizations. She was a retired bookkeeper for Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School. Joyce was a poll worker for many years for the town. She enjoyed trailering vacations for years and seeing America and trips abroad.

She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Sullivan . She was the loving mother of Robin A. Wolf and her husband Peter of Winchester, John C. Sullivan , Jr. and his wife Karen of Fort Myers, FL, James L. Sullivan and his wife Maria of Stoneham, and Laurel A. Sullivan of Wakefield and her partner John Hart. She was the sister of Laurel McDonough of Marblehead, Diane Juke of Vernon, CT, and the late Elaine Healy of Peterborough, NH. Joyce is also survived by her two grandchildren Eleanor and Jeremy and many nieces, nephews and friends, old and new.

Joyce's Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield on Tuesday January 18 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the Mass from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers donations in Joyce's memory may be made to the Wakefield Food Pantry, PO Box 1624, Wakefield, MA 01880.


Visitation

Tuesday, January 18
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-3550

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 18
11:00 AM

Most Blessed Sacrament Church
1155 Main St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 245-2080

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