THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joyce H. May
Issue Date: February 12, 2014
Joyce Helen May, 94, of Niagara, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home, Niagara.
Born Dec. 26, 1919 in Marinette, daughter of the late William and Ella (Krause) Grenier, she grew up there and graduated from Marinette High School. She married Edward May on Aug. 22, 1942, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marinette and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1999. They lived in Iron Mountain for one year before making Niagara their home.
An active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she served on the Council of Catholic Women and taught religious education. She was a Girl Scout leader, bowled on a league for many years and played dart ball. She volunteered at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Hospital in Iron Mountain for over 18 years. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and made her feel young.
She is survived by a son, Bruce (Diane) May, Onalaska; a daughter, Kathy (Gordon) Kilpela, Iron Mountain; a sister, Carol Dobbins; a brother, Warren Grenier; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Edward, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Roland; a sister, Doris; a brother-in-law, Walter May and a sister-in-law, June May.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara. Fr. Raymond Valerio will officiate with burial in Niagara Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held by the St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women at the church. Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials can be made to Maryhill Manor in her name.