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Eugene E. Joy

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BENNINGTON -- Eugene E. Joy, 28, a resident of Main Street., died Sunday evening Nov. 6, 2005, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Troy, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1976, the son of John D. Joy Sr. and Mary A. Harrington and attended local schools. He graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School, class of 1995, and then worked as a carpenter in the Bennington area for many years.

He married the former Jill Gates at the Park-McCullough House on Sept. 24, 2000.

Eugene loved outdoor activities. He enjoyed camping, loved riding his four-wheeler and enjoyed working on cars. He was a huge NASCAR fan and an avid fan of Dale Ernhardt Sr.

Eugene cherished times spent with his family, especially his children.

He is survived by his wife Jill Gates-Joy of Bennington; two daughters, Kaeli Joy and Mariah Joy, both of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; his son, Connor Joy of Bennington; his mother, Mary A. Harrington, and her husband, Harry, of Bennington; his father, John D. Joy Sr. of Troy; two sisters, Mary Steen and Alma LaJoie of Troy, N.Y.; his brother, John D. Joy III of West Hoosick, N.Y.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frankie Joy, who died in 1981.

Funeral services for Eugene will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington. Interment will follow in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send e-mail condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2005
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