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Joyce S. Parmenter

February 3, 1936June 2, 2021

Joyce S. Parmenter, of Hyannis, MA, ascended to heaven on June 2, 2021.

Joyce was born in 1936 to Elbridge and Freda Clark, of Millis, MA.

Joyce was a graduate of Millis Consolidated School, class of 1954; and Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1957.

Joyce and Roger started their life together in Millis, MA. In 1957. Joyce lived in Bellingham, MA, Hyannis, MA, and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Joyce worked in many hospitals over her fifty-year nursing career; including Leonard Morse, Glover Memorial, Milford Hospital, and Cape Cod Hospital. She transitioned to the home health care field of nursing after returning from Arabia in 1984. Joyce changed her career to school bus monitoring in 2003; working for the Cape Cod Collaborative, and the Barnstable Public School system. Joyce retired in 2012, but began volunteering at one of her favorite places, the Hyannis Public Library.

Joyce loved her family, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, collecting turtles, and was a true artist in a wide variety of needle crafts.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents, husband Roger T. Parmenter, Jr., and nephew Stephen Clark.

She leaves her brother and sister-in-law William and Margaret Clark of Millis, MA.; her daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Richard Isaak, of Londonderry, NH; their children Kurt Isaak, of Londonderry, NH; Elise Issak and her fiancé Shane David, of Kansas City, KS; and her daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Daniel Luebke, of West Yarmouth, MA.; niece Susan Gerow and family of Winthrop, MA; and nephew Donald Clark and family of Millis, MA.

Her family would like to thank her doctors, nurses, and staff of Cape Cod Hospital; the offices of Elisa Thompson, Shannon List; and Cynthia Rodrigues.

Per Joyce’s wishes all arrangements are private; and in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity close to the donor’s heart.


  • At Joyce's request, services are private.


Joyce S. Parmenter

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Marilyn Doyle

June 15, 2021

My husband and I enjoyed Roger and Joyce’s company for many years while in Abqaiq as well as during their visits with us in NH.

An especially interesting arrival was their navigating our driveway traveling thru a swarm of bees. We had a good laugh and shared some of their favorite Hawaiian Coffee.

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Jennifer Hayden

June 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to your family. I met Joyce & Roger in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia and had so many good times there with them.
Joyce made a trip to Phoenix for a visit in recent years where I live. It was so great seeing her. We had the best time. I remember her appreciation & knowledge of anything in the garden. I will miss her. May she Rest In Peace🙏

Maureen McLaughlin

June 6, 2021

Joyce was a longtime friend and neighbor who will always be remembered for her strength, independence, and proclivity to the outside world where she could always be found tending to her many plants scattered around her deck and yard. Watching her walk on over with a cup of coffee in hand and spending time talking to her about everything under the sun are fond memories. Rest in Peace.

Mo and Ellie

Seta Kaleshian

June 4, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the entire family of Joyce Parmenter. She was the sweetest neighbor anyone could have. She will be truly missed as she always had a watchful eye and always cared for her neighbors. May she Rest In Peace.