Joyce Keeley Brickhouse born on May 14, 1944. Daughter of Francis John (Bud) and Maude Anita (Joyce) Keeley – passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday afternoon.
A Troy resident most her life, though she left the area in 1987 and lived in Columbia, NC where she met her husband of 29 years, Buddy Boy Brickhouse. While residing in Columbia NC, she graduated from the Albemarle College, was a jailer for the Tyrrell County sheriff’s department and a tax accountant. Prior to living in North Carolina, she was a waitress for many years at local diners-mostly known at the Gateway diner of Albany.
Fortunately, Joyce moved back to Troy in September 2016 to spend quality time with her family on a daily basis.
Joyce loved to take her kids fishing and taking them on long rides to nowhere but always ending up somewhere special that left lasting memories.
Joyce was predeceased by: Her loving son, David C Keefer Jr, Dad-Francis John (Bud) Keeley, Mom-Maude Anita Joyce (Ann Fonda) Stepfather Fred E Fonda Sr., Husband-Gerald G (Buddy Boy) Brickhouse Sr. along with Siblings: Kathleen (Keeley), Haralambopoulos, John Michael Keeley, Mary (Keeley) Valenti & Colleen (Keeley) Duesler.
Survived by her Children - Anitajoyce Keefer (Phil Leader), William J Keefer (Justine) and James Ashley.
Grandchildren: Heather Joyce Pallozzi (Dillon Keeney), Ashley Beaudoin (Brian), Ricky Pallozzi, Andrew Keefer (Emily) & William J Keefer Jr
Great Grandchildren: Logan Keough, Emily Isabella Joyce Pallozzi, Cooper Beaudoin, Declan Pallozzi, Cole Beaudoin, Gemma Joyce Keefer and Amelia Keeney
She is also survived by 2 step sons, 2 step daughters from North Carolina along with additional grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousin’s and Uncle Pete.
Siblings: Fred E Fonda Jr, Ann (Sissy) Winnicki (Mark)
Lastly, we cannot forget Her very special loyal dog; McClintock / Mac.
May you rest in Peace Mom – We Love You, Anitajoyce and Bill Keefer.
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