Joyce. L. Beaudoin

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died September 26, 2021

Joyce L. Beaudoin, age 92, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, September 26, 2021 at the Bishop Noa Home.

Joyce was born June 22, 1929, in Gladstone, the daughter of Wilfred and Augusta (Stock) LeRoux. She was raised in Gladstone where she attended All Saints Catholic Grade School and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1947.

Joyce was united in marriage to Kenneth Beaudoin at All Saints Church in Gladstone on August 6, 1955. They made their home in Escanaba where they raised their four children. He preceded her in death in 2012.

Her Catholic faith was an important part of her life. Joyce was an active member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church serving on various committees.

She was employed with Michigan Bell where she worked as an operator. During her time there, she met and developed long lasting friends. An avid card player, Joyce enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of bridge clubs for over 50 years. Her friends were a very important part of her life and she enjoyed many coffees, lunches, outings and family picnics with them. Joyce loved to read, especially biographies and history. During their marriage, Joyce and Ken traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Hawaii.

Joyce is survived by her daughter Beth (William) Noreus of Gladstone, sons, David (Leona Young) Beaudoin of Bark River, Jim (Roni) Beaudoin of Escanaba, and Michael (Kristen) Beaudoin of Evanston, IL; grandchildren, Anna (Erik) Hoefner, Arie (Bee) Beaudoin, Arissa (David) Kennedy, Danielle (Blane Travis) Beaudoin, Heather (Justin Lippens) Beaudoin, Emma and Jacob Beaudoin and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister, Jeanette Manning of Escanaba and sister-in-law Jacqueline (Pete) Zoellick of Wauwatosa, WI.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce is preceded in death by her grandson Andre Beaudoin and her sister Joan Wlodarski.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Escanaba. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Noa Home, 2900 3rd Avenue South, Escanaba, MI 49829.

The family is requesting that masks be worn regardless of vaccination status.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Beaudoin family.

8 Tributes for “Joyce. L. Beaudoin

    Sorry for your loss. I met Joyce in 2007 when working on my Stock Family Book; (Joyce is my third cousin). Joyce assisted me with pictures and memories of her grandpa Emil Stock and offspring (Emil is my great-grandpa Dominic’s brother). Rest in peace Joyce.

    One of the most pure hearted, sweetest, women I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Her smile was pure joy and she always had it on. I’m sure our Heavenly Father was very happy to bring her home.

    Joyce and husband Ken and family were the best of neighbors when we moved to Escanaba in 1973. Joyce was always gracious, welcoming and willing to share. Ken always had a joke and a smile. When our children were young, Joyce passed on her wisdom: “When your kids are small, your problems are small; when big, your problems are bigger.”
    Joyce, you touched our hearts and souls. You will be missed and remembered with love. ❤️
    Condolences and love to your family,
    Susan & Terry Hampton

    I met Joyce through my good friend, Roseann Madden, and I liked her from the moment I saw her sparkling smile. We played Rummikub several times and she always had candy, especially chocolate, my kind of hostess! The memories you have of Joyce will remain with you forever. My prayers to you all, Joan DeKeyser

    I will always remember Joyce’s smile. She would say what she thought, but seemingly always with her smile. She will be remembered and missed. My thoughts are with her family and close friends.

    My condolences to her family.
    She is an upbeat and lovely person to say the least. From her stuffed peppers dinner to her stories. It was a blessing to know her.
    I’ll never forget her strength after her husband passed away, it truly moved me and showed what love really is about.
    Rest In Peace, Joyce!

    Beaudoin Family: I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Joyce and Kenny and the family all are/were special people to me. I will always smile when I think of St Kenneth and Joyce and their loving, gracious and humorous way. You all made me part of your family while living in Escanaba and I will forever smile when I think of you all, and especially Joyce and Kenny. Sending my heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort in knowing that they are re-united now. With Deepest Sympathy for your loss.

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