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Joyce Smith

Passed 07/28/2022

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Joyce Smith

Passed 07/28/2022

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Obituary For Joyce Smith

Joyce Ann Morash Smith, 64, of Abington, passed away peacefully on July 28th, 2022 after her extensive battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was surrounded in peace and love by her children and extended family at her bedside. Joyce was born and raised in Boston, Ma. She was the oldest daughter of Joseph Morash and Maryann Joyce Morash.

Joyce met her late husband, Joseph Martin Smith in 1977 from her brother John while they were active in the United States Marine Corps. According to legend, Joe took one look at Joyce Ann and said to her brother, I want to marry your sister Joyce. And so he did on November 8, 1979 and married they stayed, for 42 years until Joe passed on February 21, 2022. Joyce is survived by her three daughters, Lisa Marie Smith, Kelly Jean Smith and Bridget Joyce Smith. Joyce is survived by her son, Joseph Martin Smith Jr. and his fiance Kathleen Sharpe. Joyce was a loving Nana to Charlotte Autumn and Benjamin Russell, who will always know her love, encouragement, support and sense of humor.

Joyce was the loving sister to Charles Morash and his wife Susan, John Morash and his late wife Kathleen, her late brother Lawrence Morash and his wife Elvira, and Cecelia Harris and her husband Ken. Joyce was a doting aunt to her nephews Alex, Christopher, Erik, Ryan and Alicia. Joyce was the loving sister in law to Jeanne Hanrahan and her husband, Douglas Hanrahan, Joyce was a loving aunt to her nieces Kathryn O’Reilly and Annie O’Reilly and her grand niece and nephews. Joyce is survived by countless friends and family and loved all of her dogs, Diamond, Sunny, Boston, Grisal, Pumpkin and Dimples.

Joyce worked as a CNA in Long term care facilities for well over 20 years. Her loving, compassionate and empathetic nature as CNA was inherited by her children as ¾ kids are in healthcare. Joyce loved being a Wife, Mother, Nana, Aunt and Friend above everything else in the world. Joyce was the one person who you could sit with for hours at a time to chat with over a cup of coffee and the hours would just be lost. Joyce loved to crochet, color, paint, play word games and was crazy about bingo. Joyce loved cooking Pasta and serving everyone 3 times the normal serving sizes. Joyce was well known for baking her family famous banana and zucchini bread. All of her children inherited her cooking timer skills via the smoke detector. Joyce loved to garden and her favorite flower was a Gardenia. She blasted Helen Ready and Micheal Jackson for well over 40 years around her house proudly.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 3, from 4-7p at Magoon-Biggins, 135 Union Street, Rockland Ma. All family and friends are welcome to come share memories and celebrate Joyce with her family.

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  • 08/01/2022

    My sincere condolences to Joyce's family. Joyce was a gem ! She always exuded an abundance of kindness, compassion, sincerity & positivity like no other. To be in her company was pure nourishment for the Soul. She is greatly missed already, but will be forever in our thoughts and hearts. Thank you Joyceeee for always being such a wonderful friend to me, especially when my kids were so young. You certainly helped me then. Thinking of all the family at this time. I Love you all. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • 07/31/2022

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the Morash/Smith Family I grew up on the same street as Joyce in Jamaica Plain ..Lovely family very friendly full of smiles and always ready to help others .May she RIP and may her happy memories help ease the pain at this difficult time .Ileana Thompson(Herrera)

  • 07/30/2022

    My Irish Twin is still watching over us from heaven. Her spirit was and still is strong. She made the best lasagna. It was the only one that was close to our moms. And yes.! I did bring a brother marine home and he did fall in love with my sister. Joe said I'm gonna marry that girl and I said good luck with that. Well they did get married had 4 great kids and two good grandchildren. May they Rest In Peace and now there watch is done. 🙏

  • 07/30/2022

    My deepest sympathy Lisa to you and your family. May the beautiful memories you have of your mom help you through these sorrowful times. God Bless and Rest in Peace Joyce, Your hard work shines through with such a beautiful family.

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