Joyce Rose Flower Obituary – Death, Joyce Rose Flower Funeral

By | January 4, 2022

Joyce Rose Flower Obituary – Death, Joyce Rose Flower Funeral

Joyce Rose Flower, 74 of Sunnyside North, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Thursday afternoon, December 30, 2021.

Born on March 19, 1947 in the Bronx, she grew up in Glens Falls and was the daughter of the late Charles and Margo (Santiago) Hernandez.

Joyce was a graduate of Glens Falls High School and continued her education at Mary McClellan Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Cambridge, NY. She worked and studied hard, earning her license as a practical nurse.

In 1967, she married James Flower at St. Alphonsus Church in Glens Falls.

Joyce was a patriot who served her country in the United States Navy Reserves, and was activated during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. For many years, Joyce was employed at the Irongate Family Practice in Glens Falls and continued to work with Dr. Tedesco, going on home visits. She was a dedicated Christian and member of the Durkeetown Baptist Church prior to moving to Queensbury and joining New Hope Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 47 years, James Flower, who passed away in 2014.

Joyce is survived by her children: Joanna (Jacqueline) Duncan and her husband, Cary of Norristown, PA and Michele Shpakowsky and her husband, Philip of Alberta, Canada; her grandchildren: Josiah, Jedidiah, Trinity and Moriah; her sisters: Margo Guglielmo, Charlene Endal, Mary O’Marra, Betty Hernandez and Linda Thompson; her brothers: Charles (Sonny) Hernandez, Frank Hernandez and Joe Hernandez; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews whom she loved very much – her favorites knew who they were.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls. All visitors are required to wear a face mask upon entering the building, regardless of vaccination status.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022 at New Hope Community Church, 454 Corinth Road in Queensbury.

Joyce will be laid to rest with her husband at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in a private service to be held at a later date.

The family requests donations be made in Joyce’s memory to the Open Door Mission, 226 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, or to the Clothing Closet Ministry at New Hope Community Church, 454 Corinth Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

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