Joyce F. (Thurber) Sotiropoulos, 56, daughter of Hanford and Helen (Parsons) Thurber, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Ipswich, following a long illness. Born in Ipswich October 27, 1956, Joyce was a life-long resident of Ipswich, a graduate of Ipswich High School Class of 1974 and Westfield State College Class of 1978. In addition to her parents, Joyce leaves one son, Richard J. Sotiropoulos of Ipswich; two brothers David Thurber of Manchester, NH , Bruce Thurber and his wife Nancy, of Middleton; two sisters, Jean Thurber Coble USN Spain and her husband Robert, Carol Thurber Bolduc and her husband John of Ipswich and several extended family members and friends. Her family wishes to extend their gratitude to her long-time companion Michael Smolak, and also to the family of Verda Walley. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services and Burial will be private. To leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
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Published in The Ipswich Chronicle from Apr. 30 to May 7, 2013