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Joyce M. Calnon


Joyce Mary Calnon, nee LaDuke, beloved mother and grandmother died on October10th, 2012 in Stuart VA. She was 90 years of age.

Joyce was born on April 29th, 1922 in Potsdam NY, the daughter of Francine T. Dow and Frederick G. LaDuke. She graduated from Potsdam Normal School in 1939. She married James Lawrence Calnon in August of 1941. She and James had three daughters; Phyllis Ann Lopez 04/09/1942-2006, Maureen Elizabeth McLaughlin 02/14/1947 of Spotsylvania VA and Martha Jane Delgado 11/21/1949 of Stuart VA.

Joyce is predeceased by her parents Francine T. LaDuke and Frederick George LaDuke, her brother Robert LaDuke, her sister Barbara Brumfield and her daughter Phyllis in 2006

Joyce has five grandchildren; Wendy Lee Walker of San Bernardino CA, Dee Walker of San Bernardino CA, Andrew Devin Gonzalez of Moorpark CA, Mario Reuben Delgado of Stuart VA, Julie Anna Gonzalez-Burks of Fredericksburg VA, Carlos Antonio Delgado of Stuart VA and James Patrick Donovan of Tooele UT. She has 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Joyce grew up in Potsdam NY and raised her children in Norwood NY. She moved to Southern California in 1968 and lived there until July of 2011. She retired in 1987 and lived in San Jose CA, San Diego CA and Camarillo CA.

We all remember Joyce in the kitchen cooking up wonderful meals. She always had a song for every occasion. Joyce loved music and dancing.

Joyce bled Dodger Blue and watched each game from her rocker commenting aloud. She was loving yet strict, never held back her opinion and said what she meant at all times.

Mom was fiercely protective of all her girls. We were always in the kitchen

with her, learning by example. It was the same with house work and

gardening. We’ll never forget the weenie roasts over burning leaves on cold

Autumn nights and she was the undisputed queen of the ‘one liner’.

Her passing leaves a great gap in our lives and we will all miss her.

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