Joyce Morse
1935 - 2020
February 1, 1935
April 22, 2020
Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home
Newport, VT 05855
Joyce Morse

Barton - Joyce Morse, 85, of Barton, VT passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020 at the McClure Miller Respite House. She was born on February 1, 1935 to Olin and Marion (Labor) Simons in Sutton, VT. On December 23, 1955 she married the love of her life Robert Morse and together they built a beautiful life in Vermont and Florida.

For 38 years Joyce and Bob owned and operated Belview Campground in Barton, VT. Joyce was part of the VT Campground Association winning many awards for her dedication to volunteering. She also taught ceramics in her Essex Junction home for many years. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Joyce cherished making beautiful memories with her grandchildren doing crafts, taking photos, and making Christmas wreaths.

She is survived by her husband Robert Morse, son Jeff Morse and daughter-in-law Nancy of Milton, VT, her grandchildren Megan Spiris and husband Jon, David Bushey and his wife Tara, Erin Morse and her fiancé Daniel, Stacey Butler and her husband Brian, Melissa LaMarche and her husband Marc, Sara Carey and her husband Jason, eight soon to be ten great grandchildren, her two sister's Shirley Lyon, and Grace McKinnon, and by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Tammy for her love and care to our mom.

She was predeceased by her parents, her children Stuart Morse, and Brenda Morse.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Maple Ridge Memory Care for the heart-felt care given to Joyce over the past year.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday June 6, 2020 at Welcome O' Brown Cemetery with Rev. Evelyn Coupe officiating.

Memorial contributions in Joyce's name may be made to the McClure Miller Respite House, 313 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446 and also to the Barton United Church, P.O. Box 306, Barton, VT 05822

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Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, Newport, VT. Locally family owned and operated.

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Published by The Burlington Free Press from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2020.
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So sorry to hear Jeff. Ronda and my thoughts and prayers are with you and all family and friends ❤
Dwight and Ronda Balaun
June 5, 2020
My mother, Mildred Phaneuf, was very saddened to hear of your loss. You were both dear friends, and we had such a good time visiting the campground several years ago. You were campers there when my parents owned it, Big Bear's Belview Campground. She has many fond memories of you both. She sends her condolences, and hope you are doing well. If you would like to get in touch, send me an email.
Mary Hoffman
May 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss of Joyce... Some of our best memories are of the 25 years we camped at Bel-View. You were both so gracious and went above and beyond to make May 15th through October 15th something to look forward to each year.

We have always subscribed to The Chronicle so have kept up on Barton events. Sorry this week's edition had the sad news of Joyce's passing.

Take care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ellen & Pete Shaw
May 4, 2020
Aunt Jo was a special and very nice lady. Sorry for your loss Uncle Bob and family. Prayers for you all.
Linda Jewell
May 1, 2020
Dear Bob, Jeff and Nancy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time ! I have so many happy memories of spending time with Bob and Joyce.
In Christian love, Dot Newton (formerly Fisk)
Dorothy Newton
April 30, 2020
Dear Jeff, Nancy and Bob
We are sorry for your loss
Thinking of you at this difficult time
Sincerely Steve and Lisa Hoffmann
April 28, 2020
Dear Jeff & family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. May the love of friends and family comfort you during this sad time. Debbie & Jamie
Debbie Mears
April 27, 2020
We send our condolences at this time to the family of Joyce. In the earlier days, we remember the times we both, as families, shared camping trips and neighborhood gatherings when Joyce and Bob lived in Essex. To you Bob and Jeff, may the Angels lead your Wife and Mother and Grandmother, to the gates of heaven where she will be received by her Lord. Love and prayers, Larry and Pat Wells
Patricia Wells
April 26, 2020
Bob and Family,
Our Kindest Regards and Sympathy to you and your family. Joyce was a very special lady and was so sweet to me when we first met. She smiled a lot.. She will be missed so much.
Naomi Wallace
April 26, 2020
Bob and family
Sincere sympathy to the Morse family. Joyce was a special lady. May fond memories keep her in your hearts forever.

Grace Mason
April 26, 2020
Dear Bob,

Very sorry for you and your family. Glad you were able to share your retirement doing things that were important. Best wishes always,

Dick Elkins
Dick Elkins
April 25, 2020
So sorry to read of Joyce's passing. You and she will
always have a special place in our hearts!! Many, many fond memories of our time together!
Our deepest sympathies,
Tom and Sue Weaver
April 25, 2020
Dear Jeff and Family, Our thoughts are with you. May your memories be many and wonderful.
Lisa Wheater
April 25, 2020
Bob - so sorry to read of your loss. Enjoyed my chat with her at Lone Pine a few years ago. She was a special lady. Prayers go out to you and the family.
Jane Chadderdon
April 25, 2020
Jeff, Nancy and Families , I am so sorry for your loss and wanted you All to know that I am thinking of you . Peace and prayers .
John Burroughs
John Burroughs
April 25, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Bob and all your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a sweet lady.
Gina and Bob Harnois
April 25, 2020
Bob & family, so sorry for your loss. I did not know that Joyce had not been well. Thinking and praying for you all at this difficult time.
In friendship,
Rose Harper
April 23, 2020
Love all my Vermont family. Hugs Uncle Bob. I'll cherish my years as a kid at camp and so glad to have visited as a adult with my hubby and first born. Glad to have visited on your trips to Florida but it was never often enough. Lots of love. Xoxo
Kelly Pagan
April 22, 2020