Joyce Ann Fitzgerald, 46 of 2350 Valley View Drive, passed away on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 in the Pines Health & Rehab Center in Olean following a long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Joyce was born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the daughter of Stanley & Doris Oexle Michaelson. On March 15, 1995 she married her loving husband of 21 years Barry L. Fitzgerald, who survives.
Joyce Ann lived in Milltown NJ before moving to Olean/Allegany 22 years ago. She A graduate of St. Bonaventure University. Joyce was a former teacher at multiple schools in Bradford and Olean, including the Learning Center and Southern Tier Catholic School. She loved teaching and spending time with her students.
Surviving are her daughters, Kelly Sage and Olivia Erin, her husband, Barry, her uncle, Kenneth Oexle of Whippany, NJ, and many dedicated friends and family.
Joyce loved her Irish and Polish Heritage. She loved to talk to her many friends and family. Joyce could reminisce for hours about the past. She enjoyed Bona events and reunions, auctioning, dumpster diving, yard sales and local social events. Joyce enjoyed making many friends along the way. She loved Disney, the Jersey Shore and being a Jersey Girl.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 21 at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Olean. There will also be A Memorial service will be held in NJ at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. #646 E. State St., Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button above.