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Joyce Frederick

August 17, 1926 — December 28, 2019

Frederick, Joyce, née Rioux, 93, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2019. Born in Johnstown on August 17, 1926, and a lifelong Johnstown resident, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Clair Frederick, her sisters, Patty Falsone (wife of Tom Falsone) and Jackie Istvan (wife of Larry Istvan) and her brother Emile Rioux (husband of Pat Rioux). A loving mother and grandmother, a staunch Democrat, and a role model for her children, she is survived by her daughters Karen Bennett (wife of Arthur Bennett), Sharon Judy (wife of Dale Judy) and Roxanne Gurson (wife of Arthur Gurson); her grandchildren Justin (Lauren) Zurilla, Michael (Katie) Zurilla, Brittany Bennett, and McKenzie “Muffy” Bennett; and great grandchildren Jacob Zurilla, Drew Zurilla, Emma Zurilla, and Josh Zurilla. Joyce was an avid bridge player, and she was also involved in local politics. She was a regional director for the Census Bureau and broadcaster for the local radio station, WJAC. She loved to travel, especially with her family. The family will receive friends at a Funeral Service at 1:00 PM on Monday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with Fr. David S. Peles officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted at

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