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HASSEY - Thelma Rose (nee Joyes) Of the Town of Tonawanda, NY, age 90, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in DeGraff Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Charles Hassey, who died in 1999. Mrs. Hassey was born in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Arnold and Lillie (Partingon) Joyes and lived in the Town of Tonawanda most of her life. She was an active member of the Riverside Baptist Church, where she expressed her love for Jesus Christ. She took delight in singing hymns of her faith, and she enjoyed swimming and bowling. She leaves four children, Joseph C. of Lewiston, James R. of Massachusetts, John D. of Town of Tonawanda and Janette R., a missionary in the Phillippines; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Clifford Joyes and Robert Joyes, Doris Cook of South Carolina and George Joyes of Tonawanda. Calling hours are at the LESTER H. WEDEKINDT FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, on Monday, July 27, from 2 to 4 PM and from 7 to 9 PM. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 28. Burial will folllow in Elmlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Christus Victor Ministries.

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