Joyce M. Czaja

  • Born: January 20, 1933
  • Died: March 17, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister

MANCHESTER: Joyce M. (Decato) Czaja, age 87, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement Center where she had resided for the last two years. She was predeceased by her husband Ignal L. Czaja and her son, Joseph S. Czaja, two brothers, William and Richard Decato and her sister, Deloris Purington.

Joyce was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian Decato and was born in Unity, NH. She grew up in Waltham, MA. Her family later moved to Manchester, where she married and raised a family.

Over the years, Joyce worked as a florist at Dixieland in Bedford, Computer Vision and Rockwell Automation. She also greatly loved reading and crocheting.

Joyce is survived by her two children, Daniel Czaja and his wife, Darleen and Cathy Moody and her husband, Patrick; five grandchildren, Scott, Steven and Stephanie Moody, David Czaja and his wife, Tiffany and Nicole Rosario and her husband, Kelvin; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Greene and her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Czaja.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joyce's memory to the Easter Seals, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH 03103.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Joyce, God is lucky to have an angel like you in heaven.
My fondest memory of Aunt Joyce is when all the family was at Nana's and Grandpa's house. Grandpa had a red and white dog named Sammy.
Aunt Joyce was sitting on the ground, to this day I don't know why she was sitting there,
When I had Sammy on the leash running around the yard. I heard a voice say, hey when I turned around I saw Sammy jumping over Aunt Joyce knocking her over. When she rolled back up to a sitting position she was laughing and told me to watch it. At that moment I saw the love in her eyes.
As time went by and I saw Aunt Joyce, the twinkle in her eyes and the love she had for me, brought back the memory of that wonderful day that Sammy and I were running around.
Aunt Joyce I just wanted to say you are the best ❤
Love Sherry

Posted by Sherry woodman - manchester, NH   March 31, 2020

My condolences to the family. She was a wonderful lady and always helpful, she loved my cat Fuzz Butt and pet her nearly 15 minutes nightly, I know how much joy Joyce got from that, i could see it in her eyes. She is no longer hearing things, which is a blessing. She is safe and happy i God's hands.

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2020

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