Margaret “Joyce” (Dempsey) DeLeo passed peacefully on Aug. 6 at Lancaster General Hospital
at 80 years old after battling lung cancer. She was born on March 16, 1939, in Quincy to Walter and Lillian (Adams) Dempsey. She grew up in Hopkinton as the oldest of four siblings.
She married her high school sweetheart, Robert DeLeo, on May 2, 1959, in Hopkinton. They were blessed by the birth of their only child, Bobbi Anne DeLeo. Bob’s career moved them around the country to Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and finally to California, where they were actively retired for many years. Joyce loved her pets through the years and her newest roommate, pup Maggie, was a constant companion. Reading was her passion. She enjoyed her book club and many friendships made through it. Her joys in life were her grandchildren: Adam, his wife Becky, and Daniel Cavanaugh.
She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Lilly, and her husband, Bob.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her daughter, Bobbi Anne, and her fiancé, Randy Kissinger, of Columbia, Pennsylvania, as well as her grandchildren, her brothers and extended family and friends.
Funeral services were under the care of Etzweiler Funeral Home (etzweilerfuneralhome.com) in York, Pennsylvania.
Donations may be made in her name to York County Literacy Council, 800 E. King St., York, PA 17403, or to the charity of your choice.