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JOYCE ARLINGTON


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JOYCE ARLINGTON Obituary
ARLINGTON, Joyce 75, of Dennisport, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2016 at Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster, surrounded by the love, comfort and care of family and friends. Born May 10, 1941 she was the only daughter of the late Ralph B. & Elinor E. (Peterson) Arlington. A graduate of Barnstable High School, Joyce initiated the founding of the Barnstable High School Drama Club as a Junior, in 1957. She earned her Nurse Practitioner's Certificate from the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston in 1973, a B.S. in Nursing from Boston College, graduating Magna cum laude in 1976, and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Boston University in 1977. Joyce had a long and productive career as a Nurse Practitioner and held many positions within the healthcare industry. She was actively involved in local politics, and was a staunch supporter of the arts in her community, serving as co-chair of the Town of Dennis Arts and Culture Council, and was a talented painter in her own right. She loved to travel to Europe and especially enjoyed her trips to Paris. Several years ago she traveled extensively in South Africa, and vacationed in Barcelona, Spain in July. She was the cherished aunt of Beth Kourafas of Stoughton, Karen Petropoulos of Canton, Tamar Arlington of Orlando FL, Michael Arlington of Somerville, Aaron Arlington of Orlando, and Jesse Arlington of Tampa, FL. Dear sister of Richard Arlington of Goose Creek, SC and David Arlington of Orlando, FL. Also survived by her extended family and many close friends. A service in celebration of her life will be held this Thursday, September 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Dennis Union Church, 713 Main St, Dennis, MA 02638, after which an invitation will be extended to join the family for a continued time of fellowship and refreshment. Following the service, Joyce's ashes will be spread on the outgoing tide at Dowses Beach in Barnstable. Assisting the family was:

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Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 25, 2016
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