Obituary: Mary Aurora Joy (Sept. 26, 1924 – March 12, 2012)

By Submitted March 20, 2012 12:00 am

Mary Aurora Joy, born September 26, 1924, in Crescent City, to Frank Corriea Costa and Francesca C. Costa, died March 12, 2012, at Sutter Coast Hospital. She lived and worked in Del Norte County all her life. For many years she  worked for the Senior Center and for the last 15 years of her life she devoted to being a Foster Grandparent at Joe Hamilton School. She loved line dancing, performing with her group many times at the fair. Mary loved to cook for her family and her family loved it when she cooked.

Mary is survived by her sons John, Larry (Anita) and Ron (Lorena) and her daughter-in-law Debbie. Grandchildren Jason Joy, Holly Bratcher, Jennie Joy, Candace, Melissa and Colin Joy. Also included are 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Frank C. Costa, Domingus C. Costa and Ernie C. Costa. She was also preceded in death by her husband William Francis Joy and grandson Travis James Joy.

Contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Foster Grandparent program, or the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Mass of Christian Burial services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel