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Joyce Porreca Thompson

April 29, 1933 — March 28, 2022

Joyce Porreca Thompson

Joyce Porreca Thompson of Glen Mills, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2022, at the age of 88. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Joyce is survived by her husband of 67 years, H. Bruce Thompson, Jr., her four daughters and seven grandchildren; Cheryl and Richard Nagelberg, Devon Nagelberg and Andrew Nagelberg; Teresa and Matthew Cabrey, Alexander Cabrey, Courtney Cabrey and Luke Cabrey; Linda and Michael Drohosky, Gregory Drohosky and Allison Drohosky; and Christina Thompson.

Born on April 29, 1933, in Philadelphia, Joyce lived most of her life in Delaware and Chester Counties. She graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1951, and Temple University in 1955. It was at Upper Darby Junior High School where Joyce met Bruce, and they married on June 24, 1955. In addition to raising their four daughters and managing the family household, Joyce also served as the office manager for more than 25 years in their real estate appraisal and consulting business.

Joyce enjoyed and excelled at numerous activities including sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She was a passionate sports fan and loved watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, including many trips to Phillies Spring Training. Joyce never missed a Kentucky Derby, enjoyed spending time at their Ocean City, NJ home, and traveling across the U.S. and Europe.

 Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Donato and Philomena (nee DeBlasio); her sister, Anita; and her brother, Donald.

She was a longtime member of St. Thomas of Villanova, and most recently was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle in Glen Mills.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Joyce’s name to the American Heart Association (, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Donohue Funeral Home,

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