M. Joyce (Buckley) Blackburn of Chelmsford, MA


5593 BlackburnMary Joyce (Buckley) Blackburn, 70, of Chelmsford died unexpectedly in Virginia on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

She was married to the late Brian A. Blackburn, who died on August 2, 2008.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Genevieve Buckley. She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1963. Joyce earned a B.A. from Lesley College and a Masters in Business Administration from Boston University.

Joyce worked as a manager for Verizon, retiring in 2001.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Joyce was the past President of the Chelmsford Youth Soccer. She was an avid Boston sports fan.

She is survived by four sons, Brian Blackburn of Boston, Kyle and his wife, Kristen Blackburn of McLean, VA, Keith Blackburn of Chelmsford and Shawn Blackburn of Worcester; three brothers, Brian and his wife, Marlene Buckley of Lowell, Gary and his wife, Ruth Buckley of Lowell and Kevin and his wife, Donna Buckley of Merrimac, MA; six grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.


Visiting hours Tuesday  3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Wednesday at 8:00 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9:00 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chelmsford.



August 4, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


August 5, 2015
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Newt Akashian says:

    I want to extend my symphathy to The Blackburn and Buckley family, may the good memories help you through this difficult time.

  2. Marian Quinlan Walsh says:


    My sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your sister.

  3. Dottie Fay says:

    I’m so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a caring mom and a joy to be with. The world
    was a better place with her in it. She always put a smile on my face.

  4. Jean & John Lisien says:

    Sincerest condolences. Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother, Sister and friend. Wishing you strength and courage as you work through your grief and mourn your loss. Remember her as she was..

  5. Jean and Richard Garniewicz says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Love to all, we shared many Great and some Sad times over the years living next door!

    Jean and Dick, Augusta GA.

  6. Chiki & Paul Rigazio says:

    We are so sorry that your Mom has left you so suddenly.Our prayers are with all of you..We Re in NH WITH COMPANY FROM Tahiti so we are unable to join you to celebrate your Mom’s life.She was a very special lady and so good to all of you. GOD Bless you endow a and always. Paul and Chili Rigazio.

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