Joyce Marie Fesi Smarr, 91, was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, May 9, at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD with her two children by her side.
She was born in Philadelphia on March 22, 1932, the daughter of Nicholas and Freda Shilling Fesi. On June 7, 1952, she married the late Clarence Clell Smarr of Walkersville, WV. Joyce is survived by her two children, Joyce Mucci of Kansas City, MO and Clifford Smarr of Jane Lew, WV, three grandchildren, Joshua Mucci, Jennifer Murray, and Megan Smarr, four great grandchildren Audrey Murray, Lilah, Juliet and Nicholas Mucci, many nephews and nieces and a longtime friend Helen Schmidt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Nicholas Fesi, Jr. and sister Jenny Fesi Swider.
Joyce was a longtime volunteer with the Little Sisters of the Poor and after retirement has lived in their home for many years.
Family and friends may gather at Little Sisters of the Poor for a public visitation on Tuesday, May 16 from 9:00-10:30 am. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, 235 Matsonford Rd. Conshohocken, PA 19428 on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor.