Thursday, September 4, 2008

Frances Joyce Folta

Frances Joyce Folta, age 71, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in The Toledo Hospital. She was born on March 8, 1937 in Toledo to Stanley and Mary (Pokrywka) Gajewski. Formerly known as Sr. Mary Leonard, Joyce was a member of the Franciscan Community for 26 years, working as a teacher and administrator in schools throughout Ohio and Michigan. She was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church where she taught in the Elementary School and was a member of the church's Altar Rosary Society. Joyce married the love of her life, Richard Folta on June 9, 1979. She loved Polish music and was a strong supporter and "Band Mom" of the Polish American Concert Band. She was also a member of the "Old Timers Breakfast Club" and personal secretary for her husband, a former Grand Knight and 4th Degree Honor Guard with the Knights of Columbus. An angel to her family and friends, Joyce always put the needs of others before her own. Proud to be called "Busia", she was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren who were her favorite hobby, and her five furry granddogs. In addition to her loving husband, Richard, Joyce's survivors include her daughters, Sherrylynn (Victor "Skip") Taylor of Doylestown, PA and Susan (Keith) Snyder of Sylvania, OH; grandchildren, Sean, Stacey, and Christopher Taylor, and Danielle and Matthew Snyder; and brother, Leonard (Mary) Gajewski. Her parents, Stanley and Mary; brother, Daniel Gajewski; and sister, Sr. Mary Grace Gajewski preceded her in death. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 East Alexis Rd., where members of the Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council will lead a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Toledo. Memorial donations may be given to the Polish American Concert Band. Please view and offer online condolences at

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