Service Schedule and Obituaries

Joyce Macchiaverna Schultz, 63, of Reedsville, PA, formerly of Danbury, died on Sunday, August 31, 2008 at Lewiston Hospital, Lewistown, PA after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Joyce was born in Danbury, October 13, 1944, a daughter of the late Patrick and Annice (Romanowicz) Macchiaverna.  She attended local schools and graduated from Danbury High School-Class of 1962 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the former Annhurst College and her Masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University.  She later received her certification in Nursing Home Administration for the State of Pennsylvania.

In early years, Joyce was a social worker and later a nursing home administrator.

She is survived by her daughters; Marcy Petty and her husband Jimmie of Tampa, FL and Carrie Ocasio and her husband Juan with whom she made her home of Reedsville, PA, three sisters; Clara Macchiaverna, Patricia Macchiaverna and Marlana Martin all of Danbury, a brother; Michael Macchiaverna and his wife Kathy of Reedsville, PA, three grandchildren; Xavier Patrick Ocasio, Asianah Joy Ocasio and Alexandra Sage Petty as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1PM in St. Joseph’s Church, Danbury with the Rev. David Franklin. Parochial vicar, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. 

Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.


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