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Joyce Rita Prendergast

July 30, 1926 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 91)
Joyce Rita Macke Prendergast on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 91 passed away peacefully at the Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home while surrounded by her family. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Norman William Prendergast. Survived by sons Barry (Beth), Brian (Debbie), Bruce (Wendy), Brett and Brad (Julie), grandchildren Joey (Amanda), Travis (Rebecca), Matthew, Jacob, Kathleen, Amanda, Casey, Hannah and Hailey, great granddaughter Heidi, and brother Ronald Macke (Dolores) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by both parents, Henry John Macke and Bernadine Kolwe Macke, sisters Doris Goodson and Gloria Feindel, brother Raymond Macke and daughter-in-law Ann Sico Prendergast. Joyce was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where she lived her entire life until moving to Metairie, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. After marrying Norman in 1950, she worked at the Wembley Tie Company while Norman attended Loyola Law School. She thereafter devoted her life to raising her five sons both at home and by being an ardent volunteer at both St. Raphael Elementary School and Brother Martin High School. She was a long time parishioner of St. Raphael Parish and after Katrina, a member of the parish of St. Angela Merici. Joyce was an avid bowler for many years and had talent as a self-taught sketch artist. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12:15 pm on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
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