Brendan E. Joyce
Brendan E. Joyce, of East Dennis, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
As his name denotes, Brendan had the classic wit, wisdom and verve of an Irish sage. Father, tomato farmer, historian, husband and friend he cut through the nonsense of the world with brilliant insight, humor and canny common sense.
Brendan loved his country, his town, his neighborhood and his family His country will remember him for 30 years of service in the US Army Medical Service Corp earning a Bronze Star and Vietnam Service Medals.
His neighborhood and town will remember him for his passion for history and untiring commitment to the Dennis Historical Society, Jacob Sears Library and the Quivet Neck Homeowners Association as well as his hospitality and support of local civic causes.
His family will remember him for his intelligence, his love of opera, wine and cooking, his gardens and his wit.
Brendan, a biochemist, received a BS from Manhattan College, a MS from Virginia Poly Tech, and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco.
He was the grand host of many feasts and lively debates and we are thankful for being the recipients of his generosity, his handiness and knowledge.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen A. (Duffly) Joyce and his daughter Kathleen Joyce.
The Last Chance Stand has closed but we will always remember that Nothing beats a peach on the beach, except maybe two.
Burial with full military honors will be held Wednesday, April 29, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jacob Sears Library, in memory of Brendan Joyce, PO Box 782 East Dennis, MA 02641. For guestbook and directions, visit http://www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com
Published in The Barnstable Register from Apr. 25 to May 2, 2015
Joyce, Brendan E. [MC???? RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I believe that Brendan is a member of the great Class of 1953.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about your Classmate. Know how I feel when I read my Class.]
Joyce, Brendan E. [MC1953 RIP]
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