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“My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. ...Read More »
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“The world will never be the same without Audrey Joy! Deepest sympathy, Amy "Sue" Maloney ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Maloney

“Mitch, Mike, Mary, Matt, and family,We are to sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our sympathy and prayers surround and embrace you at this most...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dr Keith & Susan Staehly - WI

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I haven't seen Joy for many years, but I have the best memories. When Mike and I first met her, she...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Carmen Engelbert

“My deepest sympathies to the Stary family. I will always have fond memories of Joy and her family from so many fun gatherings. Joy could always make...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Radcliffe

“We were lucky to have Joy as a neighbor for the last 3 years. She was a lovely lady and will miss having her next to us. Mary and Jim we are...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: John and Faye Mostek

“I am blessed that I got to know Joy at Country Villa. I easily connected with her and loved to make her happy. Joy loved my piano playing and was...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary, so sorry for your lost. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Feistel

“Will always have fond memories of the Stary family as our neighbors on Clover Lane. We had such fun. My condolences to the family of Joy. God Bless. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Barb Ihlenfeldt

“To my second Mom, I will always love you and I am grateful for all the help you provided as I searched to find my way. You are wonderful! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mark

Joy Stary, age 82 of Appleton, passed away on February 17, 2017. Joy was born on March 4, 1934 in Marquette, Michigan. Her parents were the late Dicey and Olga (Kreski) Doney. She was a graduate of Green Bay East High School. On December 30, 1953, she married Milan "Bud" Stary. She worked for Pfizer Inc. and as a merchandizer for M&M Mars. She especially enjoyed her work at Casa Clare, where she was able to help the needy and disabled. She had a very generous heart, was a devout Catholic, active in her church. Joy and Bud helped found Father Glenn's Mission Club. She donated to many charities through the years, and greatly enjoyed supporting The Smile Train, an organization that helps children with cleft palate find their smile and afford surgery. Joy is survived by her four children, Mitchell (Eileen) Stary and their sons, Andrew of New Richmond and Eric (Emily) of Portland, Oregon; Michael (Regina) Stary and their daughter, Katrina (fiancé Seth) of New Richmond; Mary (Jim) Wirth of Freedom and their daughter, Jessica (Shane) Hooyman and their children, Sydney and Chase; Matthew Stary of Hatfield, Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bud, and her only sister, Patty. Funeral Mass for Joy will be celebrated on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 West Marquette Street in Appleton with Fr. Thomas Farrell officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street Location and on Thursday from 10:00am to 11:30am at the church. For more information and to express condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Donations will be used according to Joy's wishes to provide a Central American community with a long-awaited well for fresh water. The family would like to express a heartfelt Thank You to the staff and nurses of Affinity Hospice and Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom, Wisconsin. Your kindness and caring made the last few months of Joy's life happy and comfortable.

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