Mary C. (LaPreste) Joy, 89, of Framingham, passed away on Wed. August 15, 2018 at the MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham. She was the wife of the late Stephen P. Joy, Jr. who died in April 2018 and the late John Drapeau who died in 1957.
Mrs. Joy had been employed as a bookkeeper and cashier in her early years.
Mary was born in Milford Dec. 18, 1928 the daughter of the late Augustino and Emma (Antelli) LaPreste. She was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1945. She was a member of the St. Tarcisius Women’s Guild and a sewing club with her friends from Milford. She also enjoyed her bowling league in Framingham, baking, reading, and her Rosary. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Mrs. Joy is survived by her daughters, Debbie Valpey and her husband Ted Valpey of Holliston and Gina Lelio and her husband Brian Lelio of Hopedale, her son Michael Joy and his wife Cathy Joy of Medway, and 10 grandchildren, Danielle Valpey, Jeff Valpey, Taryn Valpey, Alex Mimms, Laura Mimms, Julia Lelio, Kayla Lelio, Jesse Joy, Brandon Joy and Connor Joy. Also survived by one sister, Jean LaPreste and one brother, Anthony and his wife Carol LaPreste of Milford and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandy Mimms and her sister Barbara Fitzpatrick.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, August 20, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the BUMA SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 9 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, “Chapel of the Holy Spouses Mary & Joseph” (lower chapel), 7 East Main St., Milford.
Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Medway Rd. (Rt. 109), Milford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Burns Institute Boston Unit, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114. www.bumafuneralhome.com