Joyce Martin Munsie

August 2, 1934October 19, 2019

Joyce Martin Munsie passed away on October 19, 2019, in Winter Park, FL. She was born on August 2, 1934 in Sommerville New Jersey to Rev. James Dean Martin and Ida Townsend Martin. She is survived by her husband Dr. William J. Munsie, her two daughters Lenora (Norie) Lester and Nicole Engler, her husband John and her granddaughter Madison Engler. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Keith Martin and his wife Marge, along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joyce attended Russell Sage Collage and then Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in New York graduating with a BS/RN degree in 1957. She had a varied career in nursing including The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, hospital nursing and an instructor in nursing at Germanna Community Collage in Virginia.

Joyce met her husband Dr. William Munsie when they were students at Columbia University and married in 1959. His career took them to Germany where he was in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for three years, Boston, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg Virginia where they lived for 25 years before retiring to Winter Park Florida where she resided for the next 24 years. Wherever she lived Joyce was as active participant in community activities which are too many to enumerate. A few include, in Fredericksburg, President of the Episcopal Church of Women, a Vestry member at Saint George's Episcopal Church and a hospice nurse volunteer. In Winter Park she was a member of the Woman's Club of which she was membership chairman for several years, The University Club and PEO, chaper BZ, among others. Joyce and her husband had a great life together and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. She was a wonderful mother and was always very close to her daughters Norie and Nicole and adored her granddaughter Madison, who was the light of her life. Joyce treasured her many friends and relatives who were a very important part of her life. Joyce was a kind, gracious, classy lady and a precious soul that will forever be in our hearts.

A service will be held on Monday October 28, 2019 at 1pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 E. Lyman Ave. Winter Park with a reception to follow. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Joyce can be made to the scholarship fund of the Woman's Club of Winter Park, P.O. Box 1433 Winter Park, FL. 32790-1433


  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Reception Monday, October 28, 2019


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October 28, 2019

So sorry. Just heard the sad news. I remember all the summer visits to Schenectady and all the beautiful gowns and dried flowers from
events that Joyce had attended.
I remember the pictures of Joyce as the flower girl in my parents wedding.
I remember a family reunion in Virginia where I opened a drawer to
put away some silverware and never saw so many different spoons in my life!
Joyce enjoyed all family get togethers..
She was fun!
Love to all,
Mary Ellen