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Joyce Tolan Puebla

Born: Fri., Jun. 18, 1948
Died: Thu., Dec. 10, 2020


At the family's request there will be no public visitation and burial will be private


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Joyce Tolan Puebla, 72, of Beaver Falls, entered eternal rest on December 10, 2020, enveloped in love after a courageous battle with brain cancer. A world traveler, published author, teacher of Spanish, lover of language, witty conversationalist, avid reader, and Boggle champion; she lived a life full of joy. Joyce was born on June 18, 1948 in Meadville, PA to the late Francis and Phylllis (Smith) Tolan. Joyce was the beloved mother to her three girls: Janette (Benjamin) Marnik of Beaver Falls, PA; Erin (Jeffrey) Ciccone of Fairport, NY; and Melanie (Joseph) Egan of Ambler, PA. Her most cherished role was being “Tati” to her seven grandchildren: Emma Marnik, Max Marnik, and Sam Marnik; Annie Ciccone, Noah Ciccone, and Zachary Ciccone; and August Egan. She was the older sister of John (Linda) Tolan, Patrick (Virginia Evans) Tolan, Diane (Dave) Bahrt, Francis (Robbin) Tolan, Denise (William) Shaeffer, the late Thomas (Judy) Tolan, Charles (Laura) Tolan, and Mary Kay (Jeffrey) Ams, and an aunt to dozens. She was the treasured twin sister of Janet (the late Cecil) Furer. A committed follower of Jesus Christ, Joyce epitomized her favorite verse “Rejoice in the Lord Always”. Donations can be made in her honor to the On Eagles Wings Ministry in Nicaragua where the Joy of Joyce Mother and Child Center is being built in her name. www.oneagleswingministry.org. Joyce will be laid to rest in Freeport Cemetery in Freeport, PA following a private service

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Gary and Karen Ekas
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
We knew Joyce when she and her family lived next door to us. She was a friendly neighbor and we were sorry when she moved away. Many thoughts to her family.

Ruth and Paul Frank
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing to life everlasting, but we celebrate her life with you. She was so bright and caring. She loved everyone and especially her family. She will be missed. You will be in our prayers.

Rev. Dr. Olivia E. Graham
   Posted Fri December 11, 2020
Joyce, Rest in peace after your battle with brain cancer. De Colorus my friend. Olivia

Carol Wolf
   Posted Sat December 12, 2020
I know all of Joyce's immediate family will miss her terribly and to read her obituary shows how she affected many others. I have great childhood memories that I will always cherish. Last week while sorting old pictures, I came across one of Janet, Joyce, and I together in the bathtub. I know I smiled while looking at it. I always loved her, but her laugh was special. Although I haven't seen her for a while, I have been praying for her fight against cancer.

Jeanne Bauman Swaskoski
   Posted Sat December 12, 2020
Janet and others, I am so sorry for your loss, but I rejoice with you knowing Joyce does not suffer any more and is with the Lord Jesus Christ. Praying for you. Love you Janet.

Laura Ditz
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
May the family be covered with the love of Jesus during this time. Sending love, prayers, and comfort to the family.

Patsy Pro
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We had many good times at The Oakland School. I'm sure she's in a much better place where there is no more suffering. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

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