Joyce Marie LaMonica

Cecil Whig - - & -

Joyce Marie LaMonica, 79, of Elk­ton, MD, passed away on Thurs­day, March 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Wi l m i n g - ton, NC, to the late Charles Har­ri­son and Martha Kath­leen Pugh.

Joyce re­tired from As­tra Zeneca, but she was mostly known and en­joyed be­ing a mom and grand­mother, car­ing for her hus­band, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Ac­tive at her church — Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion, she loved be­ing with the friends she made while serv­ing on var­i­ous com­mit­tees. She was known to al­ways lend a help­ing hand to any­one in need, pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion, and food do­na­tions and prepa­ra­tion in the lo­cal home­less shel­ters and soup kitchen out­reaches. She also vol­un­teered at the lo­cal preg­nancy cen­ter. In her spare time, she en­joyed gar­den­ing and bird watch­ing. Pas­sion­ate for sweets, she al­ways had plenty on hand to give to the chil­dren, and she was known by many as “Grandma Wonka”.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Dr. Charles Bruce LaMonica and his wife, Kath­leen, of New Fair­field, CT, Rox­anne LaMonica Whar­ton and her hus­band, Stephen, of Clay­ton, DE, Fran­cis Michael LaMonica and his wife Sharon, of Ris­ing Sun, MD, and Jonathan God­win and his wife Charissa, of An­napo­lis, MD; sis­ters, Jean Har­ri­son Jones of Wilm­ing­ton, NC, and Geri Har­ri­son Edgerly of Rochester, NH; and 12 grand­chil­dren and 5 great-grand­chil­dren.

Along with her par­ents, she is pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Peter James LaMonica, her daugh­ter, Gina M. LaMonica-God­win, and brother, Char­lie Har­ri­son.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day, April 9 at Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Catholic Church, 455 Bow St., Elk­ton, MD 21921. Friends and fam­ily may visit one hour prior be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. Burial will be pri­vate.

To send con­do­lences, please visit www.rt­foard.com.

R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home, P.A.

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