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Joy Penn Gosney
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Obituary for Joy Penn Gosney

Joy Penn Gosney, 70, died after a long struggle with dementia on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Beverly, MA. She was born on May 22, 1947 in Alexandria, VA to Bernard Penn Jr and Barbara McGowan. In 1967, Joy married William Ray Gosney Jr; the marriage ended in divorce in 1984. Joy worked as a nurse for over 30 years, and was particularly known for compassion and dedication.

Joy was preceded in death by her son, Benjamin Aaron Gosney in February, 1970. She is survived by her 2 siblings Mike Penn & Gayla Keating; 3 children Aaron Gosney, Alexa Singer, and Adam Gosney; 6 grandchildren Kyra, Ryley, & Tara Gosney, Amelia & Hailey Singer, Cassidy Gosney; and long time childhood companion and cousin Gail Salgado.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22315. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 4-6:30PM. Funeral Ceremony will begin at 11AM on Monday, April 30, 2018. Memorial donations may be made in Joy's name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (https://alzfdn.org) or Best Friends (https://bestfriends.org).


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Visitation

Sunday

29

Apr

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Service

Monday

30

Apr

11:00 AM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Graveside

Monday

30

Apr

12:30 PM
Mount Comfort Cemetery

6600 S. King Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

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