Joyce Elane Culligan May 8, 1932- March 2, 2012


Joyce Elane Culligan was welcomed into the arms of our Heavenly Father on March 2nd, 2012 at the age of 79. Preceded in death by her parents Walter and Lasca Erdkamp, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Culligan of Gilroy. Loving mother and grandmother to Emily Culligan Chadwick (Beau Sizemore, Chrissy Mulder), Mary Culligan, Courtney and Pete Estrada (Casey and Cody), John and Beth Culligan (Sean and Cara), Liz and Jim Bolton, (J.J., Jillian, and Jaci), Tim and Laurie Culligan, (Ryan and Megan) Clare and Mark Campaigne (Madeline, Drew, Jameson, and Cooper). Beloved sister of Sharon Ahmad, aunt to Marya and Sameena and great grandmother to Miranda (Beau), Justin and Ashlyn (Chrissy).

In addition to spending time with her family, Joyce’s passions were reading, cooking and watching collegiate sports, especially any contest that involved her beloved Cornhuskers of Nebraska. On Saturdays during football season, Joyce could be found rooting for “Big Red” with her favorite snack, piping hot French bread with bleu cheese on top.

A 44 year resident of Gilroy, Joyce was known simply as “Mrs. C” to the thousands of students she instructed during her 30 years of teaching at St. Mary School and Gavilan Hills Academy.

Viewing to be held Friday March, 9th, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Habing Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday March 10th, 2012, at St. Mary Church.

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