Joy A. Gavin

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Joy A.

  • Visitation: Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM at St. Gregory the Great Church (3160 S. 63rd St. Milwaukee, WI)
  • Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, January 6, 2022 12 PM at St. Gregory the Great Church (3160 S. 63rd St. Milwaukee, WI)
  • Entombment: St. Adalbert Cemetery

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Joy A. Gavin

Born to Eternal Life Saturday, December 25, 2021 just shy of 96 years. Happily reunited with her husband Willard “Bill” and son Alan.  Cherished mother of Beth Ann, Glenn (Sherry) and Jeffrey (Lori). Loving grandmother of Nicole (Ryan) Lenz, Gary (Julie), Scott (Megan), Heather, Michael, and Brandon. Dear great-grandmother of Emily, Alex, Melanie, Sophia, William, Evelyn, and Finn.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Joy was a proud member of the Greendale Senior Social Club and a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.  She loved playing cards, including Sheepshead and Fish with her family, with whom she deeply loved.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, from 10:30 AM – 12 PM at ST. GREGORY THE GREAT CHURCH (3160 S. 63rd St. Milwaukee, WI).  Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Entombment St. Adalbert Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Greendale Senior Social Club or the WI Humane Society.


  1. Susan Andersen December 28, 2021 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    She was a wonderful person! Called her “Momsie”. I just learned to play her favorite game of Fish with her a week before she passed. Fond memories.
    She will be missed!

  2. Ryan Lenz December 30, 2021 at 10:11 am - Reply

    She was a wonderful woman. She always had a smile and was always making people feel loved and welcome. Her laugh was infectious and she was always full of energy. She will be missed!

  3. Jim Fuhrman January 5, 2022 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Always glad to see her smiling face. She would brighten the gloomiest day. An.astute card player that taught me a few things. Was loved and will be missed.

  4. Carrie Meyer January 6, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I always loved to walk down the street from my Grandma’s house to go visit Auntie Joy as I grew up. It was always a nice time sitting around the table and talking about the going-ons of the moment. I love her lots and will miss her dearly!

  5. Claudia January 6, 2022 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I love that Auntie Joy was always and unconditionally happy to see me. She somehow thought the nickname of “Claudi’ might somehow offend me but it was music to my ears. Made me feel safe, special and accepted. She is one of the few who it was comfortable and welcomed to be called “Claudi”

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