REARDON Dr. Joyce A. 62, of West Roxbury passed from this life on December 1, 2012 in Newton Wellesley Hospital surrounded and supported by her loving friends and family. She leaves her brother Jim of Enfield, CT, his wife Pat and their 4 children; J.P., Tim, Andy, and Katie and her dearest friend Anne Bellew of West Roxbury. Joyce earned a degree in Nursing from Salve Regina University, a Masters in Psychiatric Nursing from Boston College, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Regis College in 2011. Joyce's life mission was that of teacher. She was a professor at many local colleges and universities, but it is her role as mentor and advisor to her many students, colleagues, and friends that will be most missed. Joyce was dedicated to helping people, especially children, as witnessed in her work at Franciscan Hospital for Children as Director of Nursing Education and Coordinator of Behavioral Health Services. She loved her work, her colleagues and the children; and they loved her. Even when extremely ill, she devoted herself to her work, and drew tremendous strength from it. Joyce was an RN, a Social Worker and Mental Health Counselor. She was certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and as a Clinical Specialist, and belonged to many nursing organizations. She also volunteered at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. In prior work, Joyce was the 1st Year Faculty Chairperson at New England Deaconess Hospital and Director of Family and Children's Services at Nazareth Child Care Center. Contributions can be sent to Franciscan Children's Hospital 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA 02135 Attn: Joyce Reardon Nursing Education Fund. Funeral Mass Friday, Dec. 7th. at 11am. in St. John Chrysostom Church. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7pm at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury. For directions andguestbook www.gormleyfuneral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600

Funeral Home

William J. Gormley Funeral Home
2055 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 323-8600
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 5, 2012