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Herter, Joyce A.

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March 1, 1936 - April 28, 2014

Herter, Joyce A.

Joyce Agnes Flaherty Herter, age 78, of Frisco, TX passed away peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014.  She was born in Springfield, MA on March 1, 1936 to Agnes Gilligan and Thomas Flaherty, Sr.  Her childhood was spent Suffield, CT and surrounding areas with her brother, Thomas Flaherty, Jr.  She graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from the University of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT.  Upon graduation, she worked for Traveler’s Insurance where she met and married James Leonard Herter.  Once married, they moved to Omaha, NE and had their first child, Timothy Lee.  They relocated to Dallas in 1967 and their second son, Patrick was born in 1969.  In 1970, their daughter, Shannon was born.  She was an active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and School where her children attended.   She had a fiery Irish Spirit and lived as a model of kindness to all.   She will be missed by all and remembered for a passion for reading, having lively conversations, being with her friends and Notre Dame Football.   Joyce was a caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her memory will be cherished by her children:  Timothy Herter, Patrick and wife, Chanda Herter; and daughter, Shannon Craft, grandchildren: Dalton Craft and Samantha Herter, and her brother, Thomas Flaherty.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Frisco 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the University of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT.


Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Tom and Cindy Savage

May 13, 2014 9:20PM

For 40 years, Joy and her family were a constant presence in our lives. She was loved and will be missed. Condolences to Tim, Patrick and Shannon.

Don and Rosemary Broome

May 05, 2014 6:32PM

We're all sharing in your grief with the loss of your mother, our dear friend. There is great consolation knowing you were there to love, support & comfort her. You have great memories of her as a mother and grandmother and we hope the memories of her will comfort and strengthen you each day. She'll be greatly missed.

antoinette clevinger

May 05, 2014 8:15AM

To the children of Joyce Herter:
My deepest sympathy. I will keep
you all in my prayers.

Jim Herter and Becky Bloom

May 04, 2014 6:24PM

Tim, Patrick, Shannon, Chanda, Dalton and Samantha:
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are here for all of you.
Love, Dad and Becky

Joe and Sandy Shea

May 04, 2014 12:22PM

Tim, Patrick, Shandra and Shannon

You are in our prayers and we loved your mom... God bless her soul.

Ruthellen mentgen

May 04, 2014 10:06AM

I will so miss Joy. We had so many good times together when our kids were growing up. Thanksgiving and Easter. Parties just so many fond memories. Girl lunches together. So many good times for 38 years. Rest in Peace dear friend

Office of Alumni Relations, University of Saint Joseph

May 02, 2014 7:25AM

To the Children of Joyce Herter:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.
Steve Kumnick
Office of Alumni Relations
University of Saint Joseph