Obituary of Joyce Elaine Bailey
COEYMANS HOLLOW - Joyce E. Bailey passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021, after a long, courageous battle, of near 14 years of cancer. Joyce was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, and exceeded the opinions of friends, family, and many medical professionals. She lived by her own timelines, and believed if you fought, there was always a chance. Joyce was a kind-hearted, hardworking, loyal, and humorous being. Joyce survived by her stubbornness, her silent determination, and a concerning amount of chemotherapy, radiation, and clinical trials. Joyce was known for her work ethic, her love for the Adirondacks, and a long expensive shopping trip to the HomeGoods store. She was predeceased by her wonderful mom Genevieve Turner, dad John Turner, and niece Kimberly Turner. She leaves behind her unforgettable children Brian (Catherine) Bailey, Ashley (Paul) Gentile, and Chelsea (Daniel) Doyle. Her proudest accomplishments, and favorite stories to tell, are her grand-boys: Connor, who performs music Joyce would actually listen to; Cameron, who plays baseball Joyce actually cared about; Lucas, who undoubtedly made Joyce laugh with his wit and humor; Declan, who watched Hallmark movies with Joyce; and Callan, who never left Joyce’s side. She is also survived by John Bailey; her sisters Cindy Berg, Linda (Mark) Turner, who spent many youthful years trying to make her jump far stretches in one hop, and Bridget (Dave) Denofio, who always made her laugh, and gave unconditional care; many nieces and nephews; and her best friends, Susan (Steve) Gardner, Rose (Mike) Barbarulo, and Beverly (Patrick) Callan and their families. A special thank you to the very specific doctors who exceeded care: Dr. Henry Schlossberg, Dr. Kyle Denniston, Dr Michael DiCaprio, and her favorite PA, Brad. A very special thank you to Dr. Hani Midani, who was an exceedingly important person to Joyce in every way, but most of all for your friendship and kindness. In lieu of flowers, we are asking you spend time with loved ones and make memories. Take a trip to the Adirondacks in honor of Joyce. If you choose to donate to a cancer society, Joyce had many cancers such as breast cancer, bone cancer, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer. Any of those could be made in her honor. As a family, we thank all the family, friends, and medical personnel who were here for this journey. There will be a private memorial in honor of Joyce. This is it, this is the final page of our favorite book. Some of us are crying, angry, shocked, hurt, and confused that the hardest chapter is done but what an incredible story, right? Joyce loved, and was kind to many people regardless of how they treated her. Be kind to all you encounter, you don’t know their story. That is what Joyce would want. What an honor to know such an incredible person. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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