Joyce H. "Ma" (nee Berry) LaChat, 73, of the Town of Niagara, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Buffalo General Hospital, in Buffalo, NY, following a brief illness. Born on July 26, 1939 in Bliss, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Karwacki) Berry.
Mrs. LaChat was raised and attended schools in Lackawanna, NY. On February 1, 1958, Joyce married Ronald R. LaChat. He predeceased her in September of 2003. In the late 1970s, she came to Niagara Falls, NY, with her family. For over 20 years, Mrs. LaChat was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Company. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. LaChat is survived by six children, Ronald J. LaChat of Niagara Falls, NY, James (Cindy) LaChat of the Town of Niagara, NY, George (Cindy) LaChat of Niagara Falls, NY, Greg (Lorraine) LaChat of North Tonawanda, NY, Helen (Tammy) LaChat of Wheatfield, NY, and Michael T. LaChat of the Town of Niagara, NY, and was predeceased by two children, Michael Patrick LaChat and Lisa Ann LaChat. Joyce is also survived by ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, husband and two children, she was also predeceased by one brother, Joseph (Virginia of Massachusetts) Berry.
There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 26th, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (297-9007). In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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