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Joyce Lemery

June 25, 1928 — April 3, 2012

Joyce R. Lemery, 83, of Drury Rd., Waterville, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born June 25, 1928 in Rome, NY, a daughter of Harold and Mae Hutchinson Rutledge. She graduated from Westmoreland High School and then the Utica School of Commerce as a legal secretary. On June 2, 1951, Joyce was united in marriage to William B. Lemery in St. Peter’s Church, Rome. He predeceased her on November 16, 2010. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was making a loving home for her family. She also assisted her husband as the office administrator in the operation of their company Lemery Realty, in Deansboro, until her retirement in 1996, and was the Marshall Town Clerk for several years.
Joyce was a member of the Deansboro Barton Hose Co. Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed antiquing, collecting tea pots, bird watching and dancing with her husband. She was affectionately known as the neighborhood cookie baker.
Surviving are her children, Suzanne Lemery of Sauquoit; Douglas and Debbie Lemery of Waterville; Linda and Steven Prothers of Amherst, MA; grandchildren, Jenna Prothers of Brussels, Belgium; Sierra Prothers of Park City, UT; Tyler Lemery of Waterville; Matt and Wendy Hutchings of Westmoreland; Dana, Jr. and Laura Hutchings of Deerfield; two sisters and brother-in-law, Carol Collier, Betty and Donald Tudman, all of Fresno, CA; Sharon Shean of Rome; a brother and two sisters-in-law, John and Agnes Rutledge of Sauquoit, and Peggy Rutledge of Rome; her in-laws, Lois and Chuck Roberts of Hamilton; Art Lemery and Cheryl Thompson of Lebanon and Theresa Lemery of Waterville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are special friends, Luke Lachmann and Casey Jones who were like adopted grandchildren to her. Joyce was predeceased by a son, Bradley Lemery, and a brother, Harold Rutledge, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday, April 7, 2012 from the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, followed by interment in the Deansboro Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8pm.
Joyce’s family wishes to thank Dr. Chabot and his incredible, caring staff, with a special thank you to a special friend Nurse Practitioner Berit Nelson.
In appreciation of their loving care of Joyce and making her wish to remain at home possible, her family requests that contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
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