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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Michael H. "Plow" Joyce of South
4Wilmington, who passed away on March 7, 2018; and
5    WHEREAS, Michael Joyce was born in South Wilmington to
6Catherine C. (Finn) and Patrick H. Joyce on July 11, 1927; he
7attended Gardner High School; he was a veteran of the United
8States Navy and served from 1944 until 1946; he married Elaine
9Menozzi at St. Lawrence Church in South Wilmington on September
1012, 1948; and
11    WHEREAS, Michael Joyce was a longtime farmer; he also
12worked in construction as a laborer; and
13    WHEREAS, Michael Joyce served as a Greenfield Township
14Trustee, a Precinct Committeeman, the first President of the
15South Wilmington Fire Board, a Director of Blue Cross Blue
16Shield, and a Director of the Grundy County Farm Bureau; he was
17a member of the Laborers Union Local #75, St. Lawrence Catholic
18Church, and the South Wilmington VFW; he enjoyed reading,
19spending time with his family, working crosswords, and talking
20politics; and
21    WHEREAS, Michael Joyce was preceded in death by his



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1parents; his sisters, Mary, Helen, and Catherine; and his
2brother, Patrick, in infancy; and
3    WHEREAS, Michael Joyce is survived by his wife, Elaine; his
4daughters, Cathy (Harry) Walton, Mary Jane Waggoner, and Carol
5Massa; his sons, Richard (Cathy) Joyce and David (Brenda)
6Joyce; his grandchildren, Colin (Nicole) Kaestner, Dr. Andrea
7(Robert) Osborne, Olivia Massa, Courtney Joyce, and Evan Massa;
8his great-grandchildren, Erik and Liam Kaestner; his sister,
9Rita Farina and Theresa Phipps; and his brother-in-law, John
10Orth; therefore, be it
12ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
13Michael H. "Plow" Joyce and extend our sincere condolences to
14his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
16    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
17presented to the family of Michael Joyce as an expression of
18our deepest sympathy.