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Joyce Neely (Collins)

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Joyce Aileen Neely Collins, 74, of 363 ½ Poplar Street, Meadville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5th 2016 at Marquette Hospice House with family at her side. Joyce was born at Meadville City Hospital on September 23, 1942 the daughter of the late Nicholas T. and Alice F. (Neimi) Neely. She attended Meadville area schools. She was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Italian Civic Club. Joyce tended bar for the Italian Civic Club for 23 years, as well as several other area establishments. She married Donald L. Collins in 1959 but separated in the years that followed. Joyce always enjoyed socializing and having a good time, especially with her dear friends Maxine, Marie, and Mary Lou. She loved playing bingo, shuffleboard, and card games. Joyce was very thoughtful & giving, always remembering those close to her heart on special occasions. She is survived by her significant other, Wayne A. Smith of Meadville; a son, Timothy L. Collins of Bellefonte, PA; a grandson, Timothy and his wife Jamie of Townville; a granddaughter, Emma; a sister, Lila M. Catapano and her husband Michael of West Seneca, NY; three brothers, Jack L. Neely and his wife Betty of Meadville, George E. Neely and his wife Brenda of Meadville, and Kevin T. Neely of Cleveland, OH; many nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; great, great nieces & nephews; and her close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Nancy Hogue of Fayetteville, NC; a brother Nicholas (Sonny) Neely and his wife Judy of Titusville; and her beloved cats, Callie and Dee Dee. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at a later date. Entombment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Please sign Joyce's online guestbook at Arrangements have been entrusted to the HATHEWAY-TEDESCO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

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