SIDNEY - Joyce L. Freyer, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center following 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 master's 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 Oct. 3, 1959, Joyce was married to Martin J. Freyer in Meridale.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a dedicated longtime member of the Masonville Federated Church, where she served 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 her husband of 59 years, Martin J. Freyer; three 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; nine grandchildren, Chariese Medlar (Chris), Joshua Rude, Jessie Charles, Matthew Freyer, Dylan Freyer, Cody Rude, Abigail Freyer, Alexander Rude and Hannah Freyer; 12 great-grandchildren; two 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; brother-in-law, Robert and Pauline Freyer; 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 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Masonville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce's name may be directed to Masonville Federated Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on March 11, 2018