November 17, 1936 - January 22, 2021
WHITESBORO – Joyce E. Lachacz, 84, passed away on January 22, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, surrounded by her family. Joyce was born on November 17, 1936, in Rome, the daughter of Glendon and Ruth (Van Wichen) Rahn. She was a graduate of Whitesboro High School and attended MVCC. On May 28, 1960, Joyce married Joseph Lachacz in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a blessed union of 60 years. Joyce began her career with New York Telephone Company and later was a clerk with the town of Whitestown prior to retirement. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and volunteered regularly at Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen. Joyce enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren's plays/concerts and sporting events. Also, she enjoyed playing the organ and piano for family and friends. She was an avid Syracuse basketball fan and she helped organize the Whitesboro Alumni Luncheons where catching up with friends at these special gatherings was near and dear to her heart. Surviving besides her beloved husband, Joe are four sons and a daughter-in-law, Tim Lachacz, Steve Lachacz, Joe Lachacz, Jamie and Jamie Lynn Lachacz; grandchildren, Shannon, Logan, Danielle, Eric, Stephanie, and Ryan Lachacz, brother and sister-in-law, Reginald and Marilyn Rahn; sister-in-law, Isabelle Rahn, brother, Keith Rahn and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly and treated like her own. Joyce was predeceased by parents, Glenn and Ruth Rahn, brother, Douglas Rahn and brother, Glenn Rahn, Jr. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Amy Gorczynski and her staff, St. Luke’s ER and ICU, C.O.C. Ambulance Corps., especially during the later stages of Joyce’s life, for their care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph St. Patrick Catholic Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at 10:30 a.m. Private interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Joyce’s name may be made to Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen (www.mmwsk.org). Envelopes will be available at the church.
WHITESBORO – Joyce E. Lachacz, 84, passed away on January 22, 2021, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, surrounded by her family. Joyce was born on November 17, 1936, in Rome, the daughter of Glendon and Ruth (Van Wichen) Rahn. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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