Former Belleville Alderman and longtime city businessman and community leader Gerry Joyce passed away earlier today at Belleville General Hospital. Joyce, who served two terms on city council in the 1970’s, was a regular participant on dozens of boards, committees and charities. The owner of longtime businesses Gerald Joyce Realty and Gerald Joyce Insurance Brokers passed away peacefully after a sudden illness with family members at his side. Gerry Joyce was 80. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Burke Funeral Home on Church Street….visitation is Sunday from 2-to-4 and 7-to-9….the funeral is Monday at 11am in the chapel.