Joyce Davis Obituary, Joyce Davis has sadly passed away – Death Cause
Joyce Davis Obituary, Death – At the age of 92, Joyce Adele Cook Davis, a resident of Bath, New York, passed away at Bampa’s Home in Corning, New York, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Joyce was the youngest of four daughters that her mother, C., and her father, C., had. She was born on February 3, 1931 in Prattsburgh, New York. The Cooks’ names are Spencer and Nina E. Wraight Cook. Joyce was born there and had her education at The Franklin Academy, from which she graduated in the year 1948.
After graduating from high school, she attended cosmetology school in Rochester, New York, and at the same time, she worked as a nanny to pay for her tuition and living expenses. Joyce was introduced to James Anthony Palermo, the man who would become her first love and the man she would marry in 1949. Elba, New York became the location of both the couple’s first salon and their new home.
Tony, Diane, and Michael were the children that Jimmy and Joyce were blessed with. The family eventually settled in Gorham, New York, but tragedy struck when the children were still little and Jimmy was killed in an accident involving a truck. A few years later, Joyce would meet, fall in love with, and eventually marry Louis A. Colombo. The couple would go on to have one child, LuAnne.
Canandaigua was chosen as the new residence for the entire family following brief sojourns in both Batavia and Prattsburgh. Joyce was a single parent from 1966 till 1972, during which time she raised her four children. Welder by trade, she put in her time at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, New York. Joyce met Robert F. Davis in the year 1971; the couple was married the following year and then went to Florida for three years.
After Robert’s passing in 1988, Joyce found herself back on her own for the first time. Up until she suffered a stroke in June 2022, she was responsible for the upkeep of her home, including keeping it clean and performing any necessary repairs. She was always interested in a wide variety of pastimes, including gardening, knitting, and sewing. She bowled competitively on teams for a number of years, and many of those teams featured her cherished sisters. The sporting activities, school functions, and concerts that Joyce’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in were some of her favorite things to attend.
Joyce is survived by her beloved “little brother” Nelson (Joyce) Cook, her children Anthony Robert Palermo, Diane Norman (Otto Gressel), Michael (Lois) Palermo and LuAnne (Greg) Wheeler, 9 grandchildren – Danielle (Kristopher) Evans, Jason Norman, Tia Palermo (John Miller), Chad (Chrissy) Palermo, Casey (Amanda) Wheeler, Anthony (Tara) Palermo, Kari (Tony) Carapella, Jonathan (Rachel) Norman and Corey Wheeler. In addition, she was able to take pleasure in the company of her 16 great-grandchildren as well as her many nieces and nephews.