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Joyce A. Blair

September 15, 2020

Joyce A. BlairJoyce A. Blair, 76, Glen Park passed away Tuesday evening, September 15, 2020.

Joyce was born in Syracuse on October 19, 1943, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Viscotha Bok. The family moved to Watertown and she was a 1962 graduate of Watertown High School. On February 27, 1965 she married Francis D. Blair at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Francour officiating. Mr. Blair passed on July 30, 2018.

She clerked at Murray's Hardware for thirteen years, but her favorite job was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joyce enjoyed gardening and her flowers, cooking, collecting clocks, and in her earlier years, painting. She was well known for her Halloween popcorn balls and her love of stray cats.

She is survived by her three children, Joyce E. Alberry and husband Sam, Watertown, Andrea M. Cronce, Gouverneur, and Christopher F. Blair and wife Jennifer, Brownville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with one on the way; brother Richard Bok and wife Barbara, Cayuga; two sisters, Elaine Bok, Myrtle Beach, SC and Carol Jennings and husband Rick, Watertown; sister-in-law Alvina Bok, Spencerport; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Joyce was predeceased by her brother Andrew Bok and her sister Betty Bok.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 21, from 5 - 7 PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 22, at 11 AM at North Watertown Cemetery followed by a Celebration of her Life at the Glen Park Fire Department. Masks and social distancing are required for attendance at the calling hours, the graveside service, and the celebration. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce's name may be made to either SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, or Glen Park Fire Department, 630 Main St., Glen Park, both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Khris Klock 2020-09-22 18:43
Joyce, Sam, Andrea, and Chris; I am deeply saddened to hear “Mom” has passed. I’ve thought of her frequently over the last few months. I miss seeing and talking all of you. Most of my memories of being in Glen Park include us along with James and feeling at home in that pink house. Mom touched many hearts and lives. She leaves behind a great legacy in our memories. I for one, will not forget how greatly she touched my heart and life. She had a heart of gold and a smile that let you know you were loved and appreciated. I wish I could be there to hug you all in person. Please know my heart, and my prayers for comfort, peace, and understanding go out to you all. With tears in my eyes, let me say; I love you all and miss you!
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#11 Dawn Morley 2020-09-22 04:31
Andrea, Joyce, and Chris I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.
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#10 Billy Monica 2020-09-21 09:26
I have so many Memories of this wonderful lady, I was lucky enough to have been taken in by this wonderful family and treated as part of the entire family. I don't know where to start Mom sowed me so much what is was like to be loved and a part of the family unfortunately life and work got in the way I would see her on occasion threw the years and she was always kind and treated me like one of her own kids. I have so many funny memories. This entire family is amazing and I thank God that this family took me in and treated me as family. I love You Joyce, Andrea and Chris my heart is breaking for you I know what a special connection you had with Mom. R.I.P. MOM I love you and you will always hold a Large piece of my heart I could go on and on but I hope each of you know how i feel about. We need to reconnect I would love to catch up with each of you
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#9 Maryann Bowman 2020-09-20 09:10
My deepest condolences to Joyce and Sam and the rest of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister's, brother's, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be dearly missed. I was just a teenager when I met her. She was a nice lady. R.I.P. Mrs. Blair!
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#8 Ron Desrosier 2020-09-19 18:42
Rest easy Aunt Joyce. Love you!
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#7 Linda 2020-09-19 13:29
God Bless you Joyce. I never thought I would be writing this but I must. We have been best friends most of our lives we raised our kids together and even shared our baby clothes. lol I cant imagine this world without you. I am totally lost for words. We have shared all our deepest secrets through the years and talked on the about everyday in earlier years. Then life got in the way and we drifted slightly apart this past few years.You will certainly be missed by everyone you touched. Say hello to Betty for me. I have always loved you and always will. Rest in peace BFF.
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#6 Richard marino 2020-09-18 19:50
I have known Joyce and the family since I was a teenager and I am a year younger than Joyce. She will be missed. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Joyce.
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#5 Judy Ferguson Houppe 2020-09-18 09:22
My prayers are with the family. Joyce was my best friend (and neighbor) all through our school years. She was so much fun and always so happy. Although we grew apart in later years, I will never forget her beautiful smile and friendship. Rest in Peace Joyce.
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#4 Sherry Damon-Brown 2020-09-18 07:35
Andrea, Joyce and Chris, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I will never forget the kindness of your mom or her taking me in my senior year and allowing me to be a part of your family for a time. She was so kind and loving and knew how to put a smile on my face. I have never forgotten what she did for me. My heart is heavy for you.
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#3 William Smith 2020-09-17 21:07
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I graduated with her and did not know she was your mother. with regards to you and your family. Bill
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