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Joyce L. (Connolly) Christie, lifetime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017. She was 86. She was born in Niagara Falls on May 10, 1931, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Boesch) Connolly. She attended local schools and graduated from LaSalle Jr./Sr. High School.
She married John (Jack) Christie in 1982 and they remained happily married for 35 years until her passing. Mrs. Christie worked as a secretary at Niagara University for 20 years, was an expert seamstress, and enjoyed reading and going to the casino.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two children: Cathlene (John) Leardini and Thomas J. (Stephanie Meyer) Lafornia III, two grandchildren: Jeffrey (Rhian Nicholson) Leardini and Cara (David) Fabin, and three great-grandchildren: Brenden and Tyler Fabin and Jessica Leardini. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by four siblings: Edward Connolly, Helen Fabian, Andrew Connolly and Betty Jones.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue on Monday from 10 A.M. until Noon where funeral services will be held at Noon. Entombment will be private in Gate of heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. If desired, donations may be made in Joyces name to Niagara Hopspice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, New York 14094.
Published on September 2, 2017
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