Crescencia “Joyce” J. Garcia
Passing of Crescencia “Joyce” J. Garcia
Member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
April 18, 1920 - August 3, 2023
Crescencia “Joyce” Garcia, aged 103, of Maunabo, Puerto Rico, peacefully passed away on August 3, 2023, in The Bronx, NY. She was born April 18, 1920, and her departure from this world marks the end of a life well-lived. In her youth, Crescencia answered the call of duty and proudly served as Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and is a recipient of the Gold Congressional Medal of Honor. Her commitment to her country and her bravery in the face of adversity exemplified the highest ideals of patriotism.
As a woman of faith, Joyce found solace and strength in her devotion to St. Augustine/Our Lady of Victory Church in the Bronx, NY. Her unwavering belief in the power of prayer guided her through life’s joys and sorrows, providing her with a steadfast foundation.
Joyce is survived by her loving sons, Estaban III (Palmira), Angel (Carol), her devoted daughter , Rhona (Edward). A cherished legacy of four grandchildren, Tara, Michael, Brian and Steven, and two great-grandchildren, William & Mikaya. Her nurturing spirit and unwavering love will
forever remembered by her family and those who were fortunate enough to know her. She preceded in death by her husband, Esteban Garcia II. Cresencia Garcia’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who loved her, but her memory will forever be cherished . She will be remembered for her unwavering love, her strength of character , and her dedication to family and country. May she find eternal peace and may her spirit continue to inspire all who knew her.