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.