Wakefield, MA — Joyce E. Janerico, 80, of Wakefield, died on Thursday November 21, at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation Center in Peabody.
She was born in Watertown on April 26, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Marjorie (MacEachern) Compton.
Joyce was raised in Watertown, Cambridge and Tewksbury. She had been a Wakefield resident since 1985, and also enjoyed spending time in Lakeland, Fla. She was a retired cook from the Abby Hill Nursing Home in Saugus.
Joyce was the wife of the late Charles Janerica and the late Robert Edwards. She is survived by her six children, Linda Collier of Atkinson, N.H., Susan Kolinsky of Saugus, Jean Kolinsky of Wakefield, Marjorie Fyffe of Lakeland, Robert Edwards of Peabody, Dawn D’Amico of Saugus, and Patricia Edwards of Suffern, N.Y.; three stepchildre, John Janerico of Revere, Maryjane Price of Arkansas and Charlene Gately of Woburn; three sisters, Elizabeth Lanni of Verdi, Nev., Ann Posluszny of Lawrence, Dawn Libby of Albion, R.I.; her brother, Edward Compton of Meredith, N.H. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by her sister, Eugenia Fowler; her brother, Harry Compton; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Owellette.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Friend of Worcester, 20 Cedar St., Worcester, MA 01609.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are in the care of the McDonald funeral Home, and will be private.