Joyce Freyer

Obituary of Joyce Freyer

Joyce L. Freyer

Sidney—Joyce L. Freyer, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was born on April 30, 1939, daughter of the late Merion Laing and Cornelia (Maben) Laing. 

She graduated from A.L. Kellogg in 1956 and received her nursing degree through Binghamton General Hospital.  She later received her Masters in Health Administration from the New School of Social Research.  She worked at various hospitals as a registered nurse, and retired from NYS Nurses Association as a Union Rep. 

On October 3, 1959, Joyce was married to Martin J. Freyer in Meridale, NY. 

She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a dedicated long time member of the Masonville Federated Church, serving on the church council.  She enjoyed collecting antique dolls, reading, dancing and gambling.  Joyce loved traveling with her husband, seeing the United States as well as internationally.  Her family was her pride and joy; she as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. 

She is survived by:

Husband of 59 years, Martin J. Freyer; 3 children:  Martin Freyer, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Deposit; Patricia Rude and her husband, Jeffrey of Masonville and Michael Freyer and his wife, Barbara of Sidney; 9 grandhcildren:  Chariese Medlar (Chris), Joshua Rude, Jessie Charles, Matthew Freyer, Dylan Freyer, Cody Rude, Abigail Freyer, Alexander Rude and Hannah Freyer; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Helen and John Bramley and Linda and Neil Riddell; brother, Daniel and Sandy Laing; sisters-in-law, Doreen Laing, Ann Laing and Anita and Dennis Stephan and brother-in-law, Robert and Pauline Freyer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and stepfather, Burr Harrington, she was predeceased by her beloved son, Mark Freyer in 2013 and two brothers, William and Gilbert Laing.

Friends are invited to call from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 15th at the funeral chapel.  Burial will follow in Masonville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce’s memory may be directed to the Masonville Federated Church.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.