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Joyce Abbe Fitkin


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Joyce Abbe Fitkin

Gilford, NH - Joyce Abbe Fitkin, most recently from Gilford N.H., passed away on January 29, 2018.

Born October 18, 1932 to the late Willis C. and Helen Fitkin, she was raised in Allenhurst, N.J. and Meredith, N.H. She attended Dean Academy and graduated from Marjorie Webster Jr. College with a Kindergarten and PE degree.

Joyce taught preschool and kindergarten for over 40 years in Barrington, R.I., Houghton MI, Oklahoma City, OK. and Naples, FL. An avid lover of anything aquatic, Joyce traveled extensively scuba diving, sailing, and swimming. She was always on top of the latest political news. Her energy, enthusiasm, and "joie de vivre" will be missed.

Joyce loved her children, Mark Johnson, Joyce Pietri (Scott Varvil), Raoul Pietri and Willis (Sue) Pietri. She also leaves her sister, Karen Swensrud, grandchildren Samantha Pietri, Kate and Peter Johnson, and great grandchildren. A lifelong animal lover, Joyce leaves her cat, Rascal.

A celebration of life will be held on February 10, 2018 at her home in Gilford, N.H.at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or your local Humane Society.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2018
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