Joyce J. Boyd

December 5, 1931April 30, 2013

Joyce J. Boyd, 81, of Brattleboro, VT passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Marlboro, VT, daughter of the late Leon and Shirley (Snow) Johnson.

Joyce spent most of her life in the Brattleboro area. Her younger school years were attended in a one room schoolhouse at the Four Corner School in Marlboro, VT, she then moved on to Brattleboro High School, graduating class of 1950. Joyce went on to attend Kimball School of Nursing in CT, earning her bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1954.

Throughout her nursing career, she worked as a R. N. at Worchester Hahnemann Hospital in MA, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Linden Lodge Nursing Home. After her retirement from nursing, Joyce worked at the Book Press and Appropriate Technology.

Joyce enjoyed fishing, family gatherings, spending time at the families hunting camp and loved her dog Hailey. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Norman Boyd in 2011; a brother, Victor Johnson and two sisters, Eunice Varga and Carol Johnson.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Boyd of Wilmington, VT; a brother, David Johnson of Marlboro, VT; two sisters, Jean Turner of Marlboro and Dorothy Bourne of NY; as well as many nieces and nephews.

All services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joyce’s name to the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Rescue, 779 South Rd., Marlboro, VT 05344.


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Diana Powers Schneeman

May 23, 2013

Dearest Jean, Dottie,Linda and all family members: While very young and growing up in Marlboro, I practically lived at the Johnson's playing with Dottie and her brother. We also use to play the "new" late 50's and early 60's 45's on the older sister's little record player and danced to the tunes. The Johnson's family was always wonderful and generous as neighbors, and I will always hold those memories close to my heart. It breaks my heart hearing about the passing of our Marlboro family passing on. I will always have these gifts of good memories they gave me. May Joyce find comfort with her dearly departed father, mother and sister who left us years ago. From one of the Powers family of Marlboro, Diana Powers Schneeman, Phoenix, AZ

Diane Ditto

May 7, 2013

Dear Tony,

I will miss Aunt Joyce for her wry sense of humor, sweet smile and calm demeanor. A lovely lady who was very important to our family. It was always fun to be in the room when she was watching the Patriots or Boston Red Sox on tv - more entertaining to watch her reactions than the play of the game! I will always remember the fishing trips and family days at the camp, both of your parents really loved those outings and made them special for all of us - including their grandnieces and nephews. I am so happy that my boy's share these memories as well. An inspiration to us all - Aunt Joyce will not be forgotten.
Love to you and Hailey,