Lucille M. (Patient) Josey


Lucille M. (Patient) Josey, 86, of South Grafton, passed away peacefully at home Saturday in the care and love of her family.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Allen R. Josey; 5 loving children, Bernadette M. LeBlanc and her husband Garry of South Grafton, Marguerite M. Burgoyne and her husband Rick of Wesley ME, Lucille M. Vincent of South Grafton, Marie E. Josey of Shrewsbury and Robert A. Josey and his wife Elaine of East Douglas; 1 sister, Marguerite with The Sisters of Providence in Holyoke; 1 brother, Roland V. Patient of Worcester; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Two other siblings, Rita Brunell and Robert Patient passed before her. Mrs. Josey was born February 2, 1920 in Worcester, the daughter of Joseph E. and Beatrice (Lajoie) Patient. She also had lived in Holden before coming to South Grafton 17 years ago. Lucille was a graduate of Commerce High School and David Hale Fanning Girls Trade High School both in Worcester. She was a hairdresser for many years beginning with her shop in the Rice Square section of Worcester. She then worked with her aunt Dolores in Boston and returned to Worcester working in The Park Building before retiring. Lucille is a parishioner of St. James Church, South Grafton and a former parishioner of St. Stephens and St. Georges Catholic Churches in Worcester. She was also a member of The Catholic Family Movement Association and The Curscille Movement. Mrs. Josey loved time with her family and wintering in Port Richey, FL with her husband for 20 years. All are invited to calling hours Monday, October 16th from 4 to 8 p.m. in RONEY FUNERAL HOMES SOUTH CHAPEL, 124 Main St. (Rt. 122A) SOUTH GRAFTON. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. in The Parish Church of St. James, 89 Main St. (Rt. 122A) South Grafton. She will then be laid to rest in Notre Dame Mausoleum in Worcester. Memorial donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to VNA Care Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.