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Mary Joyce  Forman
Mary Joyce Forman

January 3, 1939 - September 27, 2019
Born in Warren, Pennsylvania


Mary Joyce Henrikson Forman, age 80, Andover, died Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Joyce was born in Warren, Pennsylvania and grew up on a dairy farm in Tidioute, developing the grit to persevere throughout life’s journey. She graduated Tidioute High School in 1956 and moved to Philadelphia, where she earned a nursing degree at Episcopal Hospital of Nursing. It was during this time that she met her husband, Raymond “Bud” Forman, a student at Temple Dental School.

They were married in 1960 and, after a brief period overseas, settled in Succasunna, NJ, where Bud established his dental practice. Joyce eventually completed her Bachelor’s degree at Jersey City State College and launched her 25-year career as a nurse at Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, NJ. In 1983, she earned a Master of Arts in Education at Seton Hall University.

Joyce retired from Lenape in 1999 but remained active in her church and community for many years. Inherently caring, committed and compassionate, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Family Promise and several other organizations. She was a dear friend and a loving mother and grandmother.

Joyce also had a passion for culture and learning. She was an avid reader, talented singer, and world traveler. She especially enjoyed visiting museums, attending operas and concerts, and engaging in deep discussions with friends and family.

Joyce is predeceased by her parents, John Henrikson and Irene Chambers Henrikson, and her husband, Raymond M. Forman, Jr. She is survived by her siblings Tom Henrikson, Dory Jamieson, and Greta Britt; her son Andrew S. Forman and his wife Ana Reyes; her daughter Barbara Edwards and her husband John Edwards; and four grandchildren, Julia Edwards, Timothy Edwards, Gabrielle Forman and Raymond Forman.

A memorial service will take place on November 2nd, 3:00 PM, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 8 Conestoga Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871. Interment at Sutton Hill Cemetery, Tidioute, PA, will take place at a future date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Memorial Service
St. Mary's Episcopal Chuch
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 8 Conestoga Trail
Sparta, NJ US 07871
Saturday, November 2, 2019
3:00 PM

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