Joyce M. Doran passed away at her home on Thursday October 7, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving family by her side.
She was born April 15, 1940 to parents Karl and Margaret Dewein in Buffalo, NY.
She is survived by her daughters: Debi (Kevin) Wigg and Jennifer Williams; grandchildren: PJ and Courtney Ellis; great-grandsons: Zaedyn Ellis and Logan Mason; her brother, Mike (Sue) Dewein and her sister, Suzanne (Jim); and nieces & nephews.
Joyce is predeceased by her husband, Michael Doran; her son, David Williams; and step-son, Matthew Doran.
Joyce worked for McMillan Realty selling many families their homes in Naples, NY. She worked at the Naples High School in the office, helping many students with an ear to lend and compassion in her heart. She helped start a Naples Youth Group in the late 90's, forming bonds with students that lasted many years.
Her involvement in the Naples Rotary led her to run the Naples Trout Derby for many years, filling her with renewed excitement every year for the many participants.
She loved going to Camp Onseyawa in Ovid and painting faces for the young children there, bringing them joy through her soft brush strokes on their faces.
Joyce was a talented and gifted artist who painted fish for the trout derby, snowmen for the Christmas Holiday and many paintings and decorations for art shows, family and friends.
She was an active member of AA with 41 years of sobriety. She has learned from, and helped, so many people. They are an extension of her own family.
She always had a song in her heart, a smile on her face, an ear to listen and advice to give. She will be truly missed. Forever in our hearts.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 3:00pm, led by Karl Warrington, at Rose Ridge Cemetery, 8346 W. Hollow Rd., Naples, NY 14512. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 from 3pm - 8pm a the Bristol Valley Theatre/Naples Fire Hall -Vine Street Block Party- Music, food, family, friends & memories; please bring a written memory with you to share with the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Naples Hospeace House 7824 CR 33, Naples, NY 14512 or Camp Onseyawa 7294 Co. Rd. 132, Ovid, NY 14521.