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Joyce C. Shepro
Joyce C. Shepro, 98, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30 in Green Bay.
Born April 2, 1916 in Porterfield, to Finnan and Hester (Carviou) Maloney, on Nov. 26, 1936 she married Joseph Shepro at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Walsh.
Growing up in Porterfield, she shared stories of the area and was proud of her family and Irish heritage. She worked as a cook at Marinette Catholic Central High School and Little River Country Club and was secretary for the Marinette Housing Authority. Active with the Ludington Apartments, she was a member of Holy Family Parish, enjoyed welcoming and entertaining friends and family and singing to her grandchildren. She made the best homemade bread and leaves many cherished memories.
Surviving are three sons, Dan (Jayne) of York, Pa., Joseph Jr. (Kathy), of Menominee, Mi. and Steven, of Green Bay; a daughter, Cathy (Mark) Kappell, of Green Bay; two daughters-in-law, Mary Shepro and Beverly Shepro; sisters, Gladys Peters, of Green Bay and Shirley (Dr. Edward ) Keller, of Minnesota; a brother, John (Jean) Maloney, of Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Eleanor Maloney, Mary Maloney and Genie Maloney; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Joseph, she was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and Robert; four brothers, Thomas, Earl, Francis Chick and Larry; two sisters, Doris and Mary; a grandson, Joey Shepro III; a daughter-in-law, Clara Toots" Shepro and a son-in-law, John Micheals.
Viewing will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor Street. Rev. Celestine Byekwaso will officiate with entombment in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Joseph Shepro III may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.