NUALA JOYCE (nee Morley), Racecourse Lawn, Tralee and formerly of Lislehane, Cullen, Co Cork passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, in the presence of her loving family in Cork University Hospital, following a very short illness.
Nuala was born to Christy and Bunny Morley in Cullen, Co.Cork along with her siblings, Noramary, Kathleen, Joan, Maureen, Dan and Derry. She attended her local national school in Cullen and completed her secondary school education in Rathmore, Co. Kerry.
At the age of 17 Nuala went to Dublin to take up her first job in the Department of Social Welfare. She met her husband Garda Pat Joyce there and subsequently lived in Sligo for six years, before moving to Tralee and taking up residence in Racecourse Lawn in 1980.
Nuala and Pat settled into life in Tralee where they went on to raise their two children Barry and Mary. Nuala worked as a sales rep for many years throughout the county and beyond with companies like SMA Babyfoods and Fine Art Graphics. But the highlight of her working life were the years she spent in Eircom, less than a mile from her home. There she devoted herself to the new challenges that work bestowed upon her and there she made some wonderful friends.
Nuala was a well-known and familiar face in Tralee town. She left a lasting impression on anyone that met her, not just because of her glamorous style and love of fashion but also because of her warm personality and kindness of spirit.
Nuala also had a very strong sense of faith and got great comfort in her final days because of such devotion.
Nuala's remains reposed at the Gleasure Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24, with removal to St John's Church, Castle Street. Following Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon interment took place in Cullen Cemetery, Millstreet, Co Cork.
Nuala will be dearly missed by her husband Pat, children Barry and Mary, daughter-in-law Tricia and son-in-law Edmond, grandsons Dylan and Evan, brothers Derry and Dan and sisters Noramary, Kathleen, Joan and Maureen and her many many friends.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a hanam.