The Site

Michael Joyce Memorial Plyground

We encourage you to visit the site at Marine Park at the corner of Farragut Street and Wm J. Day Blvd. in South Boston.

The Joyce Memorial Playground


Help Us Remember Mike

Contribute today and help us build a fitting memorial for Mike: a man who continues to teach us the true meaning of life—people helping people.

Donate to The Friends of Michael Joyce, Inc.


“Thinking of Michael Joyce gives one greater confidence in human nature. He stood for the very best in public service.”

Former President of the Massachusetts State Senate and the University of Massachusetts. William Bulger


About Us

The Committee Remembers Michael Joyce

Since his death in 1989, often times you would hear someone say, “Mike Joyce should be remembered”. Finally, a year ago, this committee was formed to bring to reality this long over due memorial.

Michael Joyce was a gift to all who knew him. To his wife, Theresa, and their six children, he was a good provider and a wonderful role model. He worked three, sometimes four jobs to make a better life for them in Dorchester.

To those who knew him in the halls of the State House, City Hall, JFK Immigration Building, the Court House and agencies too numerous to mention, he was a trusted and reliable representative who would always do his best for those needing assistance.

To those in this community, he was our “shining star”. A man who helped so many and never asked for anything in return.

We thank you for your support and turnout today in helping to make possible a permanent memorial in the City of Boston for Michael Joyce, A Man to Remember.


  • Johnny Joyce, Chairman
  • Tom Conroy, Co-Chair
  • Christina Sheehan, Treasurer
  • Martin Conroy
  • Martin Joyce (in memoriam)
  • Mary Joyce-Morris