Joyce Boyd

Joyce J. Boyd

BRATTLEBORO Joyce J. Boyd, 81, of Brattleboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Marlboro, daughter of Leon and Shirley (Snow) Johnson.

Joyce spent most of her life in the Brattleboro area. Her younger school years were attended in a one room schoolhouse at the Four Corner School in Marlboro. She then moved on to Brattleboro High School, graduating class of 1950. Joyce went on to attend Kimball School of Nursing in Connecticut, earning her bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1954.

Throughout her nursing career, she worked as an R. N. at Worchester Hahnemann Hospital in Massachusetts, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and Linden Lodge Nursing Home. After her retirement from nursing, Joyce worked at the Book Press and Appropriate Technology.

Joyce enjoyed fishing, family gatherings, spending time at the families hunting camp and loved her dog, Hailey.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Norman Boyd in 2011; by a brother, Victor Johnson, and by two sisters, Eunice Varga and Carol Johnson.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Boyd of Wilmington; a brother, David Johnson of Marlboro; two sisters, Jean Turner of Marlboro and Dorothy Bourne of New York, and many nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joyce's name to the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Rescue, 779 South Rd., Marlboro, VT 05344. Condolences may be offered at


Funeral Home

Ker Westerlund Funeral Home
57 High St Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-5655

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 7, 2013