Joyce T. Proulx

Joyce T. (Siegl) Proulx 84, of East Providence passed away comfortably in her home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday April 19th. Joyce fought a valiant battle against metastatic lung cancer and now has found peace. Joyce served many roles over the years including office manager, crossing guard, hospital volunteer, home maker and matriarch extraordinaire. Joyce was born on November 24, 1933 in Providence, Rhode Island. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Hilda (Law) Siegl. She is survived by her husband Roger, her children Kathy Delucia and husband Alfredo, Patty Brown and husband Alan, Michael Tracey and wife Jan, as well as her step-children Carmen Steinbrecher and husband Les, Suzanne Silver and husband Gordon and Steven Proulx. Along with being a devoted mother, she was the world's most convivial grandmother. She is survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all of who adored her. Joyce will be remembered for her contagious smile, her sage advice, her warm heart and generous spirit. She loved unconditionally, was open-minded and accepting of others. Her wit is a quality to which most could only aspire. Though her most beautiful attribute was her rare ability to balance sass and class. She was our family's rock, a testament to feminism and an eternal source of positive energy. Her zest for life has been nothing short of inspirational. She will be sadly missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 24th from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A private funeral service and burial will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Exeter. In lieu of flowers Joyce would like donations to be made to St. Jude's Hospital.

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Nina Lovinger, Bob Lovinger - 04/20/2018

Jen, Coleman, Patty and Alan....our hearts go out to you. What a special, special lady.

Bill Lister - 04/22/2018

On behalf of the Lister family I wish all of Joyce’s family peace and comfort. She was a loving lovely lady and I am very thankful of all her help in a very special time in my life. Kathy, Patty and Micheal you are in my prayers

Beth & Dennis Rivet - 04/23/2018

Our sincere condolences are with your entire family in this time of loss of your beloved Joyce! May she live on in your individual memories forever!
With our deepest Sympathy-
Most Sincerely, Beth & Dennis Rivet

Robin Hanley - 04/24/2018

Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and Roger’s entire family. I will miss our talks along our driveway fence. Joyce was a great friend, and I loved her quick wit, cheerful hellos. She always admired the sunflowers, especially when the birds and squirrels would be harvesting the seeds. And I will forever plant them and see Joyce’s smiling face.
Robin and Mike.

Tom Nitroy and Nina Garcia - 04/24/2018

Our hearts go out to you all. The words, here, demonstrate how much Joyce meant to you and that her soul and influence will live on through each of you.

Michael & Cheryl Proulx - 04/24/2018

Dear Uncle Roger and family,
Our deepest condolences to you all. Joyce was a beautiful person who brought a special light to our world. We are thankful to have known her and will hold you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.
Love & Prayers,
Mike and Cheryl

Michael DeLucia & Celine Rognon - 04/24/2018

We are very sorry for your loss. You'll be in our thoughts and Prayers. Our deepest condolences.

Erin DeLucia-Benson, Scott Benson, Grant and Ruby - 04/26/2018

We are so sorry for your loss, we send all of our love. We are all thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

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