Joyce D. (Foster) O’Malley of Westford
Joyce D. (Foster) O’Malley, 85, of Westford, formerly of Fort Myers, FL, passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. Joyce was the loving wife of the late Robert J O’Malley, who died in April of 2003. Born in Lowell, she was the first child of the late Robert and Beverly (Perry) Foster, and graduated from Winchester High School in 1950. Her 53-year marriage to Bob saw her live around the country as a Navy wife, then settle in Westford to see her children through high school, start a new adventure in Florida, and finally return to Westford in 2003.
Joyce loved cooking, baking, politics, and shopping. She was especially well known for her love, compassion, and devotion to her family, her church family, and her many friends.
Joyce is survived by her four children; son Robert, and his wife Cheryl, of Littleton, daughter Cheryl, and her husband Robert Ross, of Westford, daughter Carol, and her husband Paul McNally, of Charlestown, and son Bruce, of Westford. She is further survived by her five grandchildren, Robert O’Malley III, Christine (O’Malley) Edwards, Brittany (O’Malley) Wheaton, Bruce O’Malley and Kristin McNally, as well as her great granddaughter, Aubrey Lee Wheaton.
Joyce is also survived by her sisters, Carol and husband Harold Wheaton, and Betty and husband David Regan. And she is pre-deceased by her brother Robert and his wife Patricia, of San Diego, CA. Finally, Joyce is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law Eileen and Maryanne.
In the spirit of honoring Joyce, there will be a Celebration of Life service at Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford on Saturday, January 13th. Visiting hours begin at 10am, with a Memorial Service at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joyce’s church, Newsong Community Church, 117 Depot Street, Westford, MA, 01886, or to Boston Medical Center, Cardiac Rehab Fund, c/0 Development Office, 801 Mass Ave, 1st Floor, Boston MA, 02118.
To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit the guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.