OBITUARY: Peter E. Joyce, 79

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Peter E. Joyce, age 79, of Wilmington, MA, passed away at home on September 18, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Peter was born and raised in Charlestown, MA; he was the dear son of the late John and Agnes Joyce and one of seven siblings.  He was educated in Charlestown and was a graduate of the Boston Trade High School.

Peter was a member of the Sheet Metal Worker’s Union Local #17 for over 50 years.  He retired from the MBTA where he worked for many years and was a dedicated employee.

Peter was the devoted husband of Marion (Wilson) Joyce, his wife of 60 years.  The couple lived in Charlestown before moving to Wilmington in 1977 where they raised their four children.  Peter will be fondly remembered as a quiet, easy going family man; he was genuinely a “nice guy”.  He worked hard to provide for his family and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. Peter was a loving husband, father and Grampy who will forever be missed by his family.

Peter was a devoted Catholic and parishioner of St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington for many years.

In his spare time he loved watching movies and spending time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Peter is survived by his wife Marion (Wilson) Joyce, daughter Michelle Joyce of Wilmington, son Michael Joyce and his wife Cara of Tewksbury, daughter Lynda Joyce of Longs, SC and son Peter Joyce of Billerica.  He was the loving grandfather of Cameron and Jocelyn Joyce.  He was the dear brother of Bartley Joyce and his wife Charlene of Burlington, John Joyce and his wife Joan of Tewksbury, Maureen Joyce of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Thomas Joyce and his wife Mary of North Weymouth, the late Paul Joyce and his wife Judy of East Weymouth and the late Ann Joyce of Weymouth.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial for Peter on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.  To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website at

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