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Obituary of Joyce Ellen (VanOrder) Cole

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Joyce Ellen Cole, 70, of Moravia, NY passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in Ithaca, NY to the late John and Marion VanOrder on December 1, 1952. She was survived by her lifelong partner Robert Relyea, her sons Michael (Kathy) Cole and Joshua (Matthew) Relyea, her grandchildren Nichole and Jayden Cole, and her only great-granddaughter Brystol Maynard. She is also survived by her brother John VanOrder and her sister Linda Kercher. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Joan Bushey and Susan Updike. Services were held privately.


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