Joyce E. Graeff (nee Vargeson), on December 4, 2022, of Runnemede, NJ; formerly of Elkland, PA. Age 72.
Beloved wife of Robert B. Graeff for 49 years. Devoted mother of Marci Abate (Thomas Jr.) and Robert D. Graeff (Meghan). Loving grandmother of Tommy Abate III, Matthew Abate, Mia Abate, Joey Abate, Alison Clark, Robert M. Graeff, John Graeff, Jake Graeff, and Abigail Clark and great grandmother of Aleesia Abate. Dear sister of Quentin Ludlam (Michelle), Kevin Ludlam (Joan), Clinton Vargeson, and the late Michael Vargeson. Sister in law of Marilyn Roth and Pat Vargeson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am Friday, December 9, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Memorial service 11am at the funeral home.
Interment private at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce's memory to Homeward Bound Animal Adoption Center, 125 County House Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (www.homewardboundnj.org).
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Joyce was a special person. She shared her beautiful self with me for the 5 years we worked together and beyond. Joyce helped me grow in my professional life as well as in my personal life. She was an amazing cook, she would bring me treats all the time! She was a loving mother, Grandmother and friend, always full of honest caring advise .Most of all, we shared our faith and laughter together and I will truly miss my "Snow White". (The face and heart of a Princess)
My cousin Joyce sent me so many messages and pictures of her kids and grand kids. We were back and forth all the time and she just loved them and was so happy that she got her crochet blankets done for all of them. And she loved her outside kitties that they fed every night. Always got pictures of them including the skunk who joined them at times. She will never be gone as long as she is talked about all the time. Rest in Peace Joyce.
Joyce was a beloved member of our high school graduating class. Her beautiful smile and dimples were one of my favorite. Even in these later years, she would set up a lunch date with Mary Kay and myself to catch up. She still was very beautiful inside and out She was extremely proud of all members of her family. My heart breaks for all her loved ones. I was honored to be her life long friend, since 1st grade.
Joyce was a beloved member of our graduating class of 1968 from Elkland High School. She always was caring and sweet to everyone. Her smile was so beautiful! She will be so dearly missed!
I have so many wonderful
Memories. My love for Aunt Joyce will always be here. She made the best food and lived with all her heart. Love y’all so much.
My sincerest condolences! Mrs Graeff was always full of smiles, we would have girl talk while she did our nails and always was like a mom to me. I'm so sorry to hear this news. Melanie
Joyce was a classmate of mine from EHS. She was friendly to everyone, always had a gorgeous smile! In recent years , I would contact her when I was in the area visiting my grandsons. Joyce made reached out to another classmate , Willy, and made plans for us to meet for lunch. We had wonderful visits ! Her husband brought Joyce and was so patient while we spent alot of time reconnecting. I treasured her friendship and will miss our lunch dates. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. My heart breaks for the family , I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences and prayers are sent.
Mary Kay Matis Torrey