Joyce Maynard

Obituary of Joyce M. Maynard

Joyce M. Maynard, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28th, 2020, after a brief stay at McAuley Hall in Watchung, NJ.

Born in Plainfield, NJ, to Martin and Marguerite (Marky) McMahon, Joyce lived in Plainfield before moving to North Plainfield in 1957. That was where she and her husband, Jim Maynard, raised their family. Joyce worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Blatz and Blatz, until her retirement in 1987, where she supported former Plainfield Mayor, Frank H. Blatz, Jr.

She was an active member of Saint Joseph Church in North Plainfield, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and various other organizations. 

Joyce enjoyed traveling throughout Europe with Jim after her retirement and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Betty Orloff, and her brothers Eugene and Kendal McMahon.

Joyce leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Jim H. Maynard, Jr., a son, Jim Maynard, and wife, Maureen of Morris Township, a daughter, Nancy Szaroleta and husband, Allen of North Plainfield, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. 

There will be visiting hours at Higgins Home for Funerals in Watchung, NJ, on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church in North Plainfield, NJ, on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM, followed by inurnment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery Mausoleum in South Plainfield. 

In lieu of flowers, please direct contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease research.


Visitation at the Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, September 22, 2023
Saint Joseph R.C. Church
41 Manning Avenue
North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Redeemer Cemetery
1734 Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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