Joyce (Dugas) Judice

Published 9:52 am Monday, June 27, 2016

Joyce (Dugas) Judice, 88, passed from this life, June 23, 2016 at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont following an extended illness.

Joyce was born October 16, 1927, in Port Arthur, to George Mitchell and Julia (Hebert) Dugas. She was a January 1946 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Port Arthur Business College.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew (Andy) of sixty-four years; her parents; two brothers, George, Jr. and Varnes N. Dugas; and granddaughter, Kelly Judice.

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She worked for Texaco- Terminal Division as a Confidential Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent from April 1946 to July 1953, when she resigned to join her husband in the Army stationed in San Miguel, California.

Joyce was a member of St. Therese Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church where she was a member of the St. Paul’s Altar Society Group for many years. She served as president of that group for one year and worked for many years with the parish festivals. Joyce was also a member of the Kay-C-Ettes Council 3195 in Port Acres.

She was an avid arts and crafts person. Joyce enjoyed sewing, creating lacy and glittery Christmas ornaments for relatives and friends alike. Today, many are reaping the rewards of her works. For several years she enjoyed baking and decorating cakes for family and friends.

Joyce enjoyed embroidery, crewel stitchery, and counted cross stitchery, of which many of her creations grace the walls of her home during the Christmas holidays which was her favorite time to display her talents. One of her favorite hobbies was to display her “Snow Village” at the base of her Christmas tree for all to enjoy.

Most importantly, she enjoyed helping family and friends in need of her time and talents, no matter what the occasion.

She is survived by her five children, Deborah A. Dorman and her husband, Earl, of Sulphur, Louisiana; Julie M. Dickerson and her husband, Doyle, of Jasper; Michael A. and his wife, Susan, of Georgetown; Glenn E. and his wife, Lisa, of Nederland; Kevin L. and his wife, Vicki of Houston; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Harbor Hospice for the care that was given to Mrs. Judice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, Inc. 6707 Democracy Blvd, Ste 325, Bethesda, Maryland 20817.

A gathering of Mrs. Judice’s family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016, at St. Therese, The Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church, 6412 Garnet, Port Arthur with her interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.

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