Joyce June O’Brien, 95, of Menominee, Mich. passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1924 in Menominee to the late Henry and Ruth (Photenhauer) Powell. Joyce graduated from Menominee High School class of 1942. She married Joseph O’Brien on October 26, 1946 . He preceded her in death on June 15, 2003. Joyce was a member of the Community Covenant Church in Menominee and a member of the VFW Post 1887 Women’s Auxiliary. She worked at the Boreol Glove Factory and the McCory’s store in Menominee for many years. In addition to spending time with her family, Joyce enjoyed going to the Senior Center, playing cards with her friends and family, she loved the concerts at the Blesch Center and bus trips with the Senior Center.
Joyce is survived by her four children, Peggy O’Brien, Terry O’Brien, Tim O’Brien all of Menominee, Mich; and Gary O’Brien of Green Bay, Wis; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, two sisters, Mary (Marty) Lorenzi of Waukesha, Wis. and Doris (Chuck) Kohli of Mequon, Wis. along with other family members and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband of over 56 years, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Lois and four brothers, Gordon, James, Richard, and Robert.
Visitation will take place at the Cadieu Funeral Home on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 1pm until the time of funeral service at 3pm. The Rev. Linnea Ek will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee next to her husband Joseph.
Joyce’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Rennes-East staff and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any expressions of sympathy and kindness be directed to the charity of their choice.
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