PLYMOUTH - Joyce (Philbrick) MacDonald, 79, of Plymouth, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Golden View Nursing Home, in Meredith.
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Joyce was the daughter of Edgar H. Philbrick Sr. and Lillian (Joyce) Philbrick of Plymouth. She grew up in the Town of Plymouth and enjoyed the love of many friends and family. She was sister to Edgar H. Philbrick Jr., formerly of Oldwick, N.J. (deceased) and Keith L. Philbrick of Holderness. She was married to Kenneth J. MacDonald and had one child, Jonathan S. MacDonald, whom she loved with all her heart, and who predeceased her.
Joyce was a graduate of Plymouth Teachers College and taught school early in her career in Connecticut and later in Bow and Concord. Over the years, she enjoyed antiquing, flower gardening and acquiring historical knowledge of her beloved Town of Plymouth. She was a loving aunt and enjoyed spending time with her niece, Kara, who died in 1998, and she thought the world of her two brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her brother, Keith and his wife Shelly; as well as a niece, Hilary Mackey; four nephews, Christian and Cabot Philbrick and Jonathan and Joel Delude; and three great-nephews, Adam, Auden and Gray.
As it was Joyce's wish to not have a formal service in remembrance of her, there will be a private graveside ceremony of her family members in the near future.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. To view Joyce's Book of Memories logon to mayhewfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on May 16, 2013