Joyce A. (Walsh) Tenanty, a lifelong resident of Norwood, passed away on March 31, 2021, peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in Norwood, Joyce worked for over 40 years at FM Global. Following her retirement in 2014, she enjoyed traveling and winters in Florida. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo in her free time, and was an incredibly selfless person with a huge heart. Above all else, she was happiest around her family, especially her beloved grandsons.
Joyce was the dear and devoted wife of Jim Tenanty, married for 46 years, together for over 50. Loving mother of Matt Tenanty and his partner Eric Wong of Chicago, Kate Mason and her husband Andrew of Mansfield and Jamie Tenanty Thynne of Norwood. Proud grandmother, “CC,” of Daniel and Kevin. Loving daughter of the late Roger and Mary (Petrie). Dear sister of Karen Brown and her husband Stephen of Palm Bay, FL, William Walsh of Norwood, Stephen Walsh of Wrentham, Janet Walsh of North Attleboro, Paul Walsh of Foxborough, Roger Walsh of Norwood, Gerard Walsh and his wife Susan of North Attleboro, Martin Walsh and his wife Shirley or Wrentham, Thedie Walsh of Norwood, Ellie (Walsh) Miethe and her husband Dave of Walpole, and Michael Walsh of Norwood. Loving Godmother of the late Stephen O. Brown Jr. Dear sister-in-law of Denise Tenanty of Peabody and Mariana Tenanty and her husband Dennis Paduck of North Kingstown, RI. She is also survived by her uncle Ozzie of Dedham as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Joyce’s Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. NORWOOD. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1702 East Highland Ave. Suite 400, Phoenix AZ 85016 (Wish.org) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105 (stjude.org).
Services will conclude at Highland Cemetery in Norwood.
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1702 East Highland Ave. Suite 400, Phoenix AZ 85016
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105