Pastor, Joyce A. Bruce, 79, of Rt. 9N, Upper Jay, died on Saturday, May 12, 2017, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH.
Joyce died peacefully with her family by her side after a year long battle with cancer. She is now in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She was born in Jay on Sept. 19, 1937, the daughter of Earle and Nellie (Moody) Bruce.
Joyce was an accomplished pianist, starting as a child.
She was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jay, N.Y., then pastor of United Methodist Church of Clintonville, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Malcolm Paul; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and William Hathaway of Jay, N.Y.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Melodie Bruce of Yoder, Colo., and Mark and Mary Bruce of Mechanicville, N.Y.; a sister, Lorraine Douglas of Wilmington, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Helen Bruce of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; four grandsons, Travis Sprague, Edison Bruce, Mark Bruce Jr., Benjamin Bruce; four great-grandchildren, Aubriana and Sophia Bruce and their mother Christine, and Matthew and Alexander Bruce and their mother Ashley.
She is predeceased by her parents, Earle and Nellie Bruce of Upper Jay, N.Y., and a brother, Warren Bruce of Upper Jay, N.Y.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Committal Prayers and burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in the Haselton Cemetery, Haselton Road, Willmington, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Joyce A. Bruce may be made to the United Methodist Church, Route 9N, Clintonville, NY 12924.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Joyce please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on May 13, 2017