Daniel O’Connell Joyce

February 28, 1947 - December 1, 2019

Daniel O’Connell Joyce, age 72, beloved husband of Patricia Kelly Joyce; loving father of Eileen (Chris) McCormick, Peggy (Harry) Osterman, Bridget (Nick) Hyde and Marty Joyce; devoted grandfather, maker-of-pancakes, golf cart trail explorer, story-teller, and best bud to Eddie, Liam, Erik, Jack, Harry, Grace and Katie. Cherished brother of Jeremiah (Mairsey) Joyce, Robin (Ron) Wilcynski, Jim (Maureen) Joyce, Jack (Peggy) Joyce, the late Maureen (Ed) George, and the late Patsy Gjeldun. Fond “Uncle Jun” to nephews and nieces, and comedic partner-in-crime to many (you know who you are). 

Visitation on Friday, December 6, 2019 6-9 PM. Curley Funeral Home, 6116 West 111 th Street, Chicago Ridge, IL.  Funeral Mass 10AM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 South Longwood, Chicago, IL. 

In lieu of flowers, please join us in our fight for hope and a cure through donations to I AM ALS.  Donations accepted online at  https://iamals.org/donate/ or to I AM ALS, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW #14135, Washington, D.C. 20044.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. John and Reidin Condon Dec 3, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Wonderful fun filled memories of Dan. Sending our love and support to Patty and family.

  2. McClelland’s Dec 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    So many fond memories with the Joyce family on Lake Shore Dr., that’s in Lakewood! Our dear friend, you will be missed. But thoughts of you will always put a smile on our face.
    Love You Dan!
    Jo and Bill

  3. Geri Koenen Dec 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    So sorry to see this. Dan always brought a smile to everyone’s face.
    Such a special man….he will be missed.
    Sending much love and prayers your way❤️

  4. Jim and DONNA Roof Dec 3, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He definitely fought brilliantly against this horrible disease. He never lost his sense of humor and love to tell his stories to all who loved him. Our deepest condolences to Pat, his Florence Nightingale, his kids and grand-kids and to all his extended family members. We have lost a good friend and neighbor.
    Love and Prayers,
    Donna and Jim

  5. Patrick Kelly Dec 3, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Uncle Dan…my Godfather. You’re laughing with family and friends up above. Love you, miss you already. God bless.

  6. Mr. and Mrs.Robert Fisher Dec 3, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    A wonderful neighbor with smiles and wit always. His battle is over but his victory won and peace with his Lord now.
    God bless,
    Bob and Nancy

  7. Kerrin kelly Gould Dec 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Found memories of a wonderful next door neighbor on Lake Shore drive. We semd our love and prayers to the Joyce family. So sorry for your loss. The kellys

  8. Laura Ford Dec 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Our condolences to you and your family. Laura and Dennis Ford

  9. Jim & carol Bracewell Dec 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Peace of the Lord be with Dan.
    Peace be with Patty and Family.
    Such a terrible illness, Dan fought hard.

  10. NancyKelly Dec 3, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. WE lived next door to Pat and Dan back in Richton Park Ill. in 1974-77 wonderful neighbors. Rest in peace Dan. To the family and especially Pat. prayers for you. . Remembering all the wonderful times we had and the whole neighbor hood of Lakeshore Drive. Beautiful People never to be forgotten Nancy Kelly

  11. Amy & Pete Davern Dec 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss Pat, what a fun loving and loved guy you were married. Pete enjoyed golfing with him and hearing his wonderful stories. RIP Danny 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  12. Gene and Marlene Yarger Dec 3, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Gene and I wish to offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    God Bless you all.
    Marlene and Gene Yarger

  13. MaryAnn Jensen Dec 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  14. Diane Gettelfinger Dec 3, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Oh Patty! We are so sorry for your loss of this wonderful man. Our hearts grieve with you and your family. God bless you and be with all of you! He went out of his way to give me comfort and HOPE when Ernie first became ill. I will never forget! ❤

  15. The Corbett Family Dec 3, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    So many happy memories from long ago. Lake Shore Drive was a great street to grow up on because of neighbors like Mr. Dan. Although death leaves a heartache that is so hard to heal, love leaves memories no one can steal. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers.

  16. Rick DeZengremel Dec 3, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Too many stories to share. I loved you uncle Dan! God bless aunt Patty and family. I have so many great memories.

  17. John and Joan Forkin Dec 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Love and prayers will be with you and family

  18. Craig Scobie & Lou Stone Dec 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

    He will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends in their time of mourning.
    God Bless!!

  19. Barbara Simek Dec 4, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Dear Eileen, So sorry to hear this news. It sounds like his life was full of love, both giving and receiving. Your comfort is knowing he is in God’s arms. Peace.

  20. Mary Ann Baxter Dec 4, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Pat & Family
    Love & prayers to all of you. Dan certainly fought the good fight. Our comfort is in knowing he is at Peace surrounded in God’s love. The memories he left behind with that crooked smile & great sense of humor are ours to keep.
    Rest In Peace, Dan. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  21. Claire & John Bush Dec 5, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Dear Patty & Family,
    We are so saddened for you all in the loss of Danny. We loved him dearly and will miss him and all his stories. What a gift it was to have been counted as his friends.

    We send our love to you all and pray that The Lord will comfort you with His peace.
    Claire & John

  22. Dan O’Shea Dec 6, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Marty I’m very sorry about your dads passing. He sounds like he was a really good man and my prayers will remember you.and your family..

  23. Steven and Lenni Saunders Dec 6, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Pat and family. We feel so blessed to have met you and Dan and your family. Dan was such a sweetheart with one of the best senses of humor. No filter and we loved it. He will be missed!
    Lenni and Steven Saunders

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