In loving memory of

Joyce B Mueller
May 26, 1934 - October 8, 2021

Joyce B Mueller, age 87, died on Friday, October 8, 2021, at The Villages Hospice House in the Villages, Florida. She was born on May 26, 1934, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to the late Howard J. and the late Mary F. Bolton.

Joyce grew up in Grosse Pointe and graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit. After high school graduation she received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. During her time at university, she also joined the Sigma Kappa sorority. Joyce then went on to become an Assistant Buyer at J.L. Hudson's.

She loved boating. Her favorite boating trip was to Mackinaw making various stops along the way. In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. She took pride in decorating her home and liked to keep up on politics. Joyce was a former member of the Village Women's Club in Bloomfield Hills as well as the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.

Joyce was the loving mother of Jill McNelis (Harry) Eng and John A. McNelis. Dear grandmother of Chelsea Eng, Alexander Eng, and Jeffrey McNelis.

Visitation for Joyce will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 3 pm to 8 pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park 48230. A private interment will take place at White Chapel Memorial Park in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation at


Denise Cecile Samu wrote on Oct 19, 2021:

"To Joyce's family and friends..... A dear person indeed was Joyce, a caring friend and outgoing woman. May you find comfort in beautiful memories always to be cherished and in the support of each other. Our times at Detroit Yacht Club, rendezvous with Birmingham Power Squadron and her guiding hand in events are memories I will cherish. Thank you Joyce for being a part of our lives. Farewell to you and may you continue to shine your light on your family from above. May you be at peace. Denise & Chuck Samu"

Charlene Pike wrote on Oct 17, 2021:

"To Joyce?s family and friends: May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. The greatest part of boating isn't arriving at your destination. It's all the wild stuff that happens along the way making memories we'll never forget. I cherish the many years of memories. My life is richer having known Joyce. Joyce, we bid you, "Hail and Farewell!" shipmate, until we drop anchor beside you at the Last Great Rendezvous. Charlene Pike, Birmingham Power Squadron "