Joyce Elaine Mattson
FORT MYERS, FL – Joyce Elaine Mattson passed away on August 18th, 2018.
Born at Penn Hospital, Norway Michigan on March 26 1937 to Alice Hollingsworth (Mish- Jansen) and Irving Jansen.
Joyce is survived by her husband David Elving Mattson (Fort Myers Florida), son James Mattson (Arizona) and daughters Mary Mattson (Norway Michigan) and Linda Jordan (Texas). She is also survived by her sister Alice (Jansen) Van Eyck (Menominee Michigan), brother Robert Guiliani (Clare Michigan) and sister in-law Luanne Guiliani (Loretto Michigan). Joyce leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by; her eldest son Steve Mattson (Corpus Christi Texas) deceased May 2001, her parents, sister Katherine (Kay) Guiliani and brother Roy Guiliani.
Joyce grew up in Norway Michigan and in 1967 moved with her husband and four children to Marquette Michigan where she began work at the First National Bank and then at the Admissions department at Northern Michigan University. In 1980 she relocated to Fort Myers Florida with her husband David and continued her career at the local newspaper; The News Press. Her retirement years were spent in Norway Michigan during summer months and Cape Coral Florida during winters.
She enjoyed family gatherings, which were typically large and often included live band music performed by family members. She also enjoyed traveling, hiking trails, walking across Mackinaw Bridge and visiting local water falls and sites throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. During family visits to Florida, she was always happy to guide them to the Gulf Coast beaches as well as taking grandchildren to popular tourist attractions like Disney World and Sea World. She would often be seen at yard sales and flea markets looking for treasures to add to her Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Joyce also had fun playing the game of Bingo, she would visit the Bingo Halls when she had the chance to get away and socialize.
Joyce will be cremated in Fort Myers Florida, her ashes will be buried in a family plot at the Norway Cemetery. A Christian memorial service for family will take place at the cemetery at a later date.