Obituary of Joy E. Burden
Joy E. Burden, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at her home in Plainfield, IL. Joy was born in Glen Falls, NY, on February 12, 1950, the daughter of the late Robert J. and Evelyn J. (nee Rehm) Fucini.
Joy was a 1968 graduate of Naperville Central High School. After graduation, she went to work for Phoenix Closures, working there for almost 48 years. She retired in 2016.
Joy loved bowling and spending her free time with her husband Larry.
Joy met Larry in 1964. In 1969, he went into the service and they lost touch with each other. As fate would have it, they reunited thirty years later in 1999 and married on May 20th 2000. She was the love of his life and he was the love of hers.
Joy was a selfless soul with a heart of gold. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Joy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 23 years, Larry Burden; one brother; her step-children: Erin (Michael) Dean, Britta Dawn (Robert) Mueting, Gabrielle (John) Laursen, and John (Ingra) Matkovcik; step-grandchildren: Emma-Jo and Percy (Katie) Dean, Tyler and Jeremy Forth, Declan and Laryssa Markel, Stephanie, Brandy, Zach, and Ellen Laursen; step-great-grandchildren: Sadie and Josie Dean, Raelyn Laursen, Avianna and Isaiah Schlotter, Elizabeth and Nathan Finley and Zoe Matkovcik.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14th at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held privately at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.