San Thome resident Joyce Esther Fredericks, 79 passed away on April 30.
The funeral service was held at Our Lady of Guidance Church, R. A.. Puram and the burial at the GCC cemetery in Mandaveli.
Joyce spent her early years in Vizag where, in school she was friends with the person who later married her, Fredericks. She was a teacher.
The duo moved to Madras in 1975, settling down in San Thome after Fredericks’ employer Beardsell moved him here as the base for his work that took him across India.
In San Thome, at their house opposite St. Bede’s school, Joyce chose to be a home maker, to take care of their four children – two girls and two boys.
Her husband says Joyce loved cooking and baking – pickles, pastries, snacks. “She would cook for the family and then offer the rest to friends,” he said.
In her last days, Joyce underwent compounding medical problems. ” She led a full happy life,” her husband said. ” She took care of our grandchildren and great grandkids.”
The couple resided on Dooming Street and now, Frederick will shift to Bengaluru in June.
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