On May 1st, 2021, Joyce (Gradek) Nicely of Koppel, PA, passed away at the age of 73. Joyce was a loving family member and friend. She was an advocate for the domestically abused, and homeless. She graduated from CCBC, then went on to work for the Women’s Shelter in Beaver, PA. Joyce later transferred to work with the Salvation Army and later retired at the age of 71 to enjoy life with her family and friends. She also helped care for her now late daughter, Jocelynn Mussey.
Joyce is survived by her daughters Jacki Krestal, and Jaymi Martella, along with her son Jason Calhoun. She loved her sons-in-law Roy Krestal, and Gerry Mussey, and her daughter-in-law Grace Calhoun. Joyce spent time and created traditions with her many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Jeremy, Jesse, Alyssa, Michelle, Jessica, Ashley, Lexy, Mady, Ella, Jameson, MaryKate; Jacen, Audriana, Lena, and Elijah.
Joyce’s late husband, Kenneth Nicely, had many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who supported Joyce after his passing in 2016. David, Richard, Jodie, Diana, Julie; Ashley, Ian, Bryce, Jesse, Katriona, Jerod, Giavanni, Arabella, Kelsey, Jake; Landon, Nataley, Brooke, Ethan, Gabriella, Oliver, Kelsey, Ambrose, Atticus, Nina, and Thoren.
Memories of Joyce will live on through her close friends Jamie and Aria. Joyce was very kind, and would even take the coat off her back for a stranger in need. She will be extremely missed by all she met.
A service will be held on May 8th at SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 WASHINGTON AVENUE, Monaca. It will start at 12pm until 4pm. We gladly welcome any friends and family who would like to attend. A dinner will be held afterwards at Italian Mutual Benefit Society in Koppel, PA; it will start at 5pm. Donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 435 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
To share online condolences, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit her permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.