Joyce A. Pezzi, age 76, of Plymouth, Wis., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 3, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wis., a daughter of the late Jerome and Janet (Schimeon) Shimeck. She graduated from Saint Clara Academy in Sinsinawa, Wis., in 1956.

On July 1, 1961, she married James Pezzi at Holy Rosary Church in Milwaukee.

She retired from Maryland Insurance Co. in Milwaukee.

Joyce has resided in Plymouth since 2002.

She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa (John) Balistreri of Plymouth and Kara Pezzi (husband, Ron Monson) of Redgranite, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jimmy and Elisabeth Balistreri; one sister, Janet Wolf of Oceanside, Calif., and one brother, James Shimeck of Menasha, Wis.; and also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Father Wayne Bittner will officiate. Cremation has taken place.

Friends and relatives may call at the Suchon Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Joyce’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

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