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Joyce Marie Swayze

April 10, 1943 — September 10, 2023


Joyce Marie Swayze, 80, of Elbridge, passed away Sunday at The Commons on St. Anthony. Born and raised in Massena, she was a 1961 graduate of Massena High School and settled in the Syracuse area in 1962. Joyce held secretarial positions with Nationwide Insurance, Elbridge Elementary School, and most recently with MONY. A communicant of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Jordan, she once served as the president and was a longstanding member of the Elbridge Fire Dept. Ladies’ Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed cooking, gardening, and birdwatching. Her Thanksgiving feasts, pies, and Christmas cookies were particularly loved by all. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.

Joyce was predeceased by her father, Kenneth; mother, Josephine; stepfather, Gordon; sister, Majorie Dishaw; and brothers, Patrick Dishaw and Kenneth "Sonny" Dishaw Jr.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Roger; children, Daniel (Betty), David, and Lisa (Griffith) Hannel; grandchildren, Samantha (Riley), Benjamin, Lindsey (Mike), Courtney, and Abby; sisters, Patricia Butler and Maryjane Southwick; brothers, Richard (Kathy) Dishaw, David (Julie) Dishaw, and Roger (Patty) Dishaw; brother-in-law, Stanley Harrington; sister-in-law, Jill (Wayne) Swayze; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, September 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 28 N. Main St., Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
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