302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Joyce Hughes

Joyce Hughes, 75, of Wilmington, Delaware, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at home on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 after a courageous, seven month battle with brain cancer.

 Joyce was born in Wilmington, Delaware and lived the early part of her childhood in the “Pink House” on the Winterthur estate (now the The Inn at Montchanin Village) where her grandfather was the mechanic and her mother was born.  She was very close to her family, especially her mother, Jeanette Carey, who predeceased her.  She attended Brandywine High School and received her Associates degree from Widener University.  Joyce greatly enjoyed her time and the people with whom she worked, creating lasting friendships, as she progressed through her career with Wilmington Country Club, Explosives Technology International (ETI), and finally retiring from American Honda Finance.

 Joyce was surrounded by her daughters and their husbands, Jan & Mark and Ali & Brandon, her grandchildren Sam, Cody, Bridget, & Beckett, and with her grand-dogs Sydney & Sadie watching over her.  Joyce was a generous, caring, compassionate, empathetic, and determined spirit who touched so many lives. Her greatest passion in life was her children and grandchildren, but she also loved gardening, decorating, traveling, and solving other peoples’ problems. She was an avid cruiser and loved a good happy hour.

 We are immeasurably grateful to have known and been loved by her and we will carry her in our hearts always.

 The family would like to thank her amazing Christiana Care aid Sharon, who provided a steady ray of sunshine, along with Jonelle, Paula, and the wonderful team at Seasons Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Seasons Hospice Foundation.








Funeral Services

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Seasons Hospice Foundation.

 There will be a gathering at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707, on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30.








    Donna Riggs writes,
    Ali and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. I unfortunately will be traveling for work on Thursday and will not be able to attend the service. I would not have made it in Delaware when I moved here for Honda if it were not for the friendship and guidance your Mom offered me. Joyce Hughes was a wonderful woman. She will me missed. Sincerely, Donna Rodrigues Riggs.
    02/14/2020 07:01 pm

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