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William "Bootie" E. Joyce

August 24, 1951 ~ March 13, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

William E. Joyce "Bootie", of Woodbury, New Jersey on March 13, 2022. Beloved husband of Anne T. Quinn-Joyce "Nancy". Cherished and sadly missed by Gianna D'Angelo. Loving brother of Carol Hagan (Gene), Margaret Kimball, Rita O'Brien (Terrance), and the late Edward W. Joyce. Dear brother in law of William J. Quinn (Linda), Christopher J. Quinn (Helen), Jane Santangelo, Dennis J. Quinn, and the late James J. Quinn (Maureen)and John J. Quinn. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and his furbaby Jaegger. 

The words “No Regrets” became Bootie’s mantra as he lived his life to the fullest.

William was born in Philly to the late Rita Costa Joyce and Edward Joyce of St Anne’s parish in Port Richmond. He shared 38 years with Anne"Nancy" Quinn, his wife, and Gianna his niece/daughter/ best bud. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends listening to Rolling Stones and the Saw Doctors. We all shared a toast in his honor of Tulle.

Bootie grew up on Cumberland Street and attended St Anne’s School. His days playing ball at St Anne’s and Cione playground were a big part of his childhood, where memories were cherished, lives were molded, and friendships lasted a lifetime. His parents owned Ed and Rita’s bar on Tulip and Albert streets, where Bootie could be persuaded to work as long as there was milk for his coffee….no milk, no bar.

He was a devoted hunter and fisherman. It never mattered if he got anything. It was all in the preparation and anticipation. When hunting season came around, he referred to his adventures as “going to the office”. His love for his pets was quite evident and his buddy Jaegger was his sidekick. He was a member of Hospitality Campground for 38 years where he enjoyed playing horseshoes, washers and enjoying his “Bud”.

If Bootie considered you a friend, you knew it. Don’t worry about your secrets; they went to the grave with him. He was one of a kind and those who knew him were the lucky ones. He had a legacy ,one in which we will strive to live up to. He lived his life with no regrets and no apologies, he played hard on the court, and he cherished his lifelong friends. He will be missed immensely. May he rest in peace with endless “BUDS”. Love ya, Boot!
 

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing and funeral Sunday March 20, 2022 from 6-8pm in the Hubert M. McBride Funeral Home 2357 East Cumberland Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 and Monday March 21, 2022 from 9-10:15am in St. Anne's Church (upper) 2328 East Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125. Funeral Mass 10:30am. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the St. Anne Shrine 92 St. Anne's Rd. P.O.Box 280 Isle La Motte, VT 05463 or http://www.saintannesshrine.org/donations

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
March 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hubert M. McBride Funeral Home
2357 E Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Viewing
Monday
March 21, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
St. Anne Church
2328 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Funeral Mass
Monday
March 21, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Anne Church
2328 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Committal
Monday
March 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
4268 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137

Donations

St. Anne's Shrine
92 St. Anne's Rd. P.O.Box 280, Isle La Motte VT 05463
Web: http://www.saintanneesshrine.org/donations

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