Joyce A. Ormond, 69, of Kennedy, the loving wife of Thomas C. Ormond passed away Saturday (Aug. 11, 2012) in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., after being hospitalized due to an accident in her home.
Joyce was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Garvie and Elvira Volpe Crane.
She was a 1960 graduate of Randolph High School, in earlier years was an active member of the Kennedy Mother's Club, Temple's PTA and room mothers. Joyce worked for the town of Poland as deputy town clerk, and was the planning and zoning secretary. She also was a partner with the family dairy farm.
Joyce A. Ormond
Joyce was an active member of St. Patrick's Church in Randolph and their Altar and Rosary Society. She was one of the co-founders, along with Rhonda Lundberg, for the Jamestown Breast Cancer Support Group, and an ambassador speaker for the Susan G. Komen Association. She was also a very active committee member with the Republican party.
She enjoyed flower gardening, traveling with her husband, playing pinochle, dinner and dancing with friends. Joyce loved her family especially her grandchildren, and her great-granddaughter Leah.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas C. Ormond, whom she married March 3, 1962; two sons: Torry (Tammy) Ormond of Kennedy, and Lonny (Robin) Ormond of Kennedy, a daughter Elaine (Chris) Schafer of Wake Forest, N.C.; eight grandchildren: Melissa Johnson and Marki John-son of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chaz Ormond of Kennedy, Lyndsey Conti of Jamestown, Alexandra Ormond, Austin Ormond and Dexter Ormond all of Kennedy, and Trevor Schafer of Wake Forest, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Leah Johnson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a brother, Gary (Sandy) Crane of Williamsville, N.Y.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Diane Sullivan.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Falconer Funeral Home, where the Rev. Joseph Janaczek of St. Patrick's Church of Randolph will officiate. Inurnment will be in Kennedy Riverside Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Kennedy Fire Department, PO Box 62, Kennedy, NY 14747-0062, CaringBridge.Org, CaringBridge Donation Processing Center, PO Box 6032 Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632, and Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
Visit our website www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.