Joyce Button

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“The sound of our mom’s voice is the melody to our family’s harmony” Joyce M. Button Joyce Button, who loved to be called Nana by her grandchildren, departed her loving family on April 8, 2021. Joyce was born in Penn Yan, NY on January 11, 1932 to William Joy and Marjorie Fullagar. Joyce was mother to Lisa, Sally, Constance, Jeffrey and Christopher in Rochester, NY with her husband Ford. Joyce was a lifetime Early Childhood Educator and Mentor for over 25 years retiring in 1983 but returning to Early Childhood Education until the 2000’s. Joyce was dedicated to inspiring children to learn and love through compassionate, caring ways. She was a passionate advocate for social justice. Joyce also loved singing, and shared this with everyone, especially the members of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church where she was a longtime member and Deacon. Joyce was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Ford Button in 1995, her father William Joy in 2002, and her mother Marjorie in 2008. She is survived her sister Sara Jane and brother in law Thomas Hunt of Penn Yan, daughter and son in law Lisa Button and David Harrison of Rochester, NY, daughter Sally Button of Rochester, NY, daughter and son in law Constance and David Liberty of Manchester, NY, son and daughter in law Jeffrey Button and Shirley McDermott, son Christopher Button of Victor NY, grandchildren Colin Carpenter, Corey Carpenter, Griffin Harrison, Miles Harrison, Madilyn Liberty, and many other family members and friends. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 1:00 till 3:00 at Townsend Wood & Zinger Funeral Home located at 201 E. Elm Street, Penn Yan, New York. There will be a brief graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Homestead, Rochester Presbyterian Home, 256 Thurston Rd., Rochester, NY 14619 and The Children’s Institute of Rochester, 274 N. Goodman St., Suite D103, Rochester, NY 14607. Due to current NY State Covid-19 restrictions, there is a strict limit of 50 persons allowed at one time in the funeral home during the viewing hours. Everyone is welcome to attend but unfortunately only 50 persons can be in the building at one time. Face coverings and social distancing are also required. We ask for your patience and understanding while observing these restrictions so everyone who wishes to can pay their final respects. Friends and family may view service details and share memories of Joyce at
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Calling Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, April 16, 2021
Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home
201 E. Elm Street
Penn Yan, New York, United States
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