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Obituary - Joyce R. Robertson

Joyce R. Robertson

Date of Passing: September 5th, 2020

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Stevens Swan Humane Society or Hospice & Palliative Care in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Joyce R. Robertson, 89, entered heaven on Saturday, September 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family, at her Utica home.

She was born on May 24, 1931, in Rochester NY, to Charles and Rosemarie Bildstein Evans. She was educated in Rochester schools and attended MVCC. On June 23, 1951, she married Donald M. Robertson and had 8 children. Her home was her priority and the place where all her children's friends gathered to play and eat her delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies. Later in life she worked as a Teacher's Aide at Kemble Street School in Utica.

Once her children left home, Mom enjoyed traveling to visit them, cruising with friends, exciting trips around the world and casinos. Her sweet giving personality made friendships easy as she had many in both Utica and Clearwater, FL.

Joyce is survived by her children, Donna Robertson, Gary (Michele) Robertson, Jill (Jim) Hillebrand, Amy Marquissee, Beth (Steve) Voce, Donald (Kate) Robertson and Lori (Frank) Scalzo. She was loved dearly by her 15 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; her son, Dennis; her son-in-law, Mark Marquissee; and her brothers, Jack and Chuck Evans.

Visitation will take place at Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm with funeral services officiated by Hospice Chaplain Wally Plock immediately following. Services will be live streamed through and can also be viewed at your convenience (a Facebook account is not needed to view). CDC and NYS guidelines will be followed.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Stevens Swan Humane Society or Hospice & Palliative Care in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Crystal, Beverly and Wally of Hospice for all their loving care.


Beth, Steve and the Robertson family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Although we have never had the privilege of meeting Joyce, we are sure she was wonderful person. Your faith will carry through knowing heaven has a new angel.
With our condolences,

Tim and Laura
Tim and Laura McFaden

I've been remembering all the Sundays we spent at your families house & all our trips to Boonville ever since I heard about Joyces' passing. I sincerely hope she didn't suffer. I really miss all of you.
Judy Robertson

Donna and the Robertson family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Debra Solida Yaddaw

Gary, And the rest of the Robertson family, Iam so sorry for your loss. By reading your moms obituary she was a great lady. RIP Mrs Robertson.
Diana Stefanovich

We are deeply sorry to see the passing of Joyce. My brother Mark often mentioned her and loved her very much. To Amy Marquissee and the Robertson Family. She will be missed. But memories will still be there. Barb and Gordon!
Barbara and Gordon Marquissee

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss Jill. What a beautiful lady. Now I know where you got your kindness and love of casinos from. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of her. I love you friend.
Sherry Bienvenue

Many Prayers!! 💙🦋
Peg Delaney

I am so sorry for the Robertson family. You all have been like a second family to me. Joyce, always had a open house for me and we had a lot of laughs. I wish i could be there for you, but know in my heart you are in my prayers. Love to you all.
Beverly Poccia

Gary so sorry to hear about your Mom passing never met her but im sure she was a great mom and will be missed by all Sue And Buddy
Sue Ellen Rathjen

So very sorry.

Janice Palmer

Steven and I are long time friends of Joyce and her family! She was a great mom, grandma and great grandmother. Everyone was always welcome in her home. She would help anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by myself and my husband! Love and prayers to her family!💕💕
Deborah & Steven Reali