|Notes for John George JOYCE|
|Moved from Providence to Newton Centre 1918 1032 Centre St.|
Newton Journal April 29, 1927:
"THE LATE J.G.JOYCE OF NEWTON CENTRE
"Established Chain of New England Stores
"John G. Joyce, founder, president and general manager of Joyce Bros & Co., Inc., operators of a chain of clothing stores, died Monday night at his home, 1032 Centre street, Newton Centre.
"He was born on a farm in Petersham, on January 28, 1060. He was educated in the country schools and Barre Academy.
"In 1888 he married Mary E. Bliss of Springfield. In 1889 with his brother T. W. Joyce of Providence, he established the firm o fJoyce Bros Co., Inc. His health has been failing during the last two or three years, but his death was unexpected and came as a shock to his host of friends throughout New England.
"He was a charter member of the Rose Croix council 1331 Knights of Columbus and belonged to Boston Lodge No. 10, B.P.O.E.,Royal Arcanum, Boston Chamber of Commerce, Woodland Golf Club as well as other organizations.
"He leaves five children: Edward W. Joyce, Mrs. Arthur M. Pearson, Mrs John L. Mansfield and the misses Alice R. and Doroghy O. Joyce. He also had nine grandchildren."
The Newton Town Crier, April 29, 1927:
John G. Joyce
A solemn high mass of requiem was sung in the Sacred Heart Church at 10 a.m. yesterday, for John G. Joyce, who died Monday night at his home, 1032 Centre st. Newton Centre. The mass was celevrated by the Rev. Timothy M. Curtin. The Rev. James T. Haney was deacon and the Rev. Andrew maguire, C.P., sub-deacon. Among the priests present were the Rev. F. W. Mullane of Barre, Rev. Fr. Charles, C. P. , of Brighton, and Rev. John M. Mullankey of St James's Church, Salem. Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan.
"Mr. Joyce was the founder, president and general manager of Joyce Bros & co. He was born on a farm in Petersham, in 1860, and was educated in the country schools and at Barre Academy. Mr. Joyce's health had been failing the last two or three years.
"He was a charter member of Rose Croix council, K. of C., and a memver of Boston lodge of Elks; of Royal Arcanum, the Boston Chamber of commerce, Woodland Golf Club and numerous other organizations.
"In 1888 Mr. Joyce married May E. Bliss of Springfield, who survives him, together with five children: Edward W. Joyce, Mrs. Arthur M. Pearson, Mrs. John L. Mansfield, and the Misses Alice R and Dorothy O. Joyce. Nine grandchildren also survive him."
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