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Marjorie A. (Kelley) Joyal

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“Please accept my sincere condolences.May the family find comfort in God's beautiful promise at John 6:39, 40. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: E R

“My condolences to the family for your loss. May the God of all comfort "who binds up the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourn" sustain...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Marge and Henry and the kids were the best neighbors one could want.There many ball games, chats across the backyard fence, and moments of laughter...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Susanne McIvor - Venice, FL

Margie, my mother, Eleanor, me and my brother Bob at a Phillys/Red Sox game in Philadelphia. “I have fond memories of Aunt Margie. My first memories are from when she and Henry lived upstairs from me on Dennison Street in Waltham. When I was...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dianne Gorgone Allen - Landenberg, PA

“Our sincere condolences to the Joyal Family. We got to know, and love Marge at Brooksby Village. She was a wonderful person. We missed her when...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Edith G. De Angelis - Peabody,, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Joyals passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.-Kate Corbett & family ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kate Corbett - Derry, NH

MJ “My sincere condolences to the extended Joyal families. I'll always remember how she could make my father laugh like no one else. Her good humor was...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Kelley - San Francisco, CA


Waltham – Mrs. Marjorie A. (Kelley) Joyal, of Waltham, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Waltham Crossings. She was 93.

Marjorie was born in Newton on November 2, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Alice (Martin) Kelley. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had lived in Waltham for most of her life. Following the death of her husband, Henry, she moved to Brooksby Village in Peabody where she lived before returning home to Waltham last year.

Until her retirement she worked for years as a supervisor for Arkwright in Waltham. She and Henry were lifelong parishioners at Saint Jude Church where they belonged to the Couples Club and where Marjorie had been a longtime member of the Ladies Sodality.

Being a really terrific mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was her strong suit . . . and she delighted being in the company of all the kids that called her 'GiGi' with great love and affection.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Joyal, Sr. and leaves her children, Rocky J. Joyal (Doreen) of Belmont, Gary J. Joyal (Paula) of Natick, Peter G. Joyal (Nancy) of Falmouth and Jayne M. LaForest (Mark) of Waltham; her brother, John Kelley (Cathy) of Braintree; her cousin, Richard Rennie (Eleanor) of Brunswick, Maine; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Marjorie was also a sister of the late Barbara Weedon.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marjorie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, March 31st from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.