Francine Joyal
1952 - 2020
May 18, 1952
October 29, 2020
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Francine Joyal

Tallahassee - Francine Joyal, 68, of Monticello, FL passed away on October 29, 2020 in Tallahassee, FL. She was born on May 18, 1952 in Newport, VT to the late Andrew and Lorraine (Surprenant) Joyal.

Francine had a long and respected career at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. She worked in many waste related programs, which culminated into the creation of the state's compost regulatory program. Her colleagues valued her skills as a writer, editor, and proofreader and everyone at the Office of General Counsel knew she was the one to proof the draft rules. Her attention to detail served her well and she retired on June 28, 2013.

Following retirement, Francine spent her summers at her home in Derby Line, VT, and her winters at her home in Monticello, FL.

Horse racing was a favorite pastime of Francine's father and uncles. She enjoyed being part of that tradition. As a young girl she also enjoyed horseback riding on her own horse named Canusa. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing with her dad.

Francine liked to travel, and enjoyed visiting her family in Vermont and Canada. She participated in several historical reenactments throughout the country.

She was a skilled bead worker and blessed her friends with examples of her art. Francine enjoyed Japanese Brush painting. She practiced Tai Chi and taught it at a senior residence facility. She played Mahjong regularly and enjoyed playing bridge on occasion. She was also an avid reader. She loved all animals, especially her cats and leaves behind her beloved cat Shannon. She also leaves behind many close friends.

Francine is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, & Cremation Service, locally family owned and operated.

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Francine was one of my beloved DZ sisters who helped me survive many life traumas. She had a quiet strength. We shared many memories in college and later visiting with her in Vermont. I am heartbroken. My sincerest sympthanies to the family.
Sylvia Miller
November 17, 2020
So very devastated by the news of my dear college room mate & DZ sorority Sister, Francine’s passing. She was one of a kind & so loved. Will miss her immensely. Hugs to the family.
Sue Sill
November 17, 2020
I worked with Francine at the Florida Dept of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in Tallahassee. She was a lovely lady with a kind heart and soul. She would join a small group of veteran FDEP staff for chicken wings and beer at a local Tallahassee restaurant where we would share long tales of our adventures at FDEP. May she rest in peace and joy- she will be sorely missed by her friends and colleagues
Ray Moreau
November 11, 2020
Let us rise up and be thankful for her life; as a Christians all we have is the beautiful life we live and the faith that there is a better place beyond for us all. I had a pleasure of working with her and engaging her philosophically. It's not easy but related to me thru her cats and her love of travelling and seeing places. May the lord accept her in her entity Body, Soul and Personality. Amen.
Richard Sopeju
richard sopeju
November 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 10, 2020
I'm sorry for your lost. I had the pleasure to work with Francine for a few years in Waste. She was a joy to work with and an asset to the agency. She will be greatly missed.
Erin Wilcox
November 10, 2020
Francine was certainly a talented woman! We were classmates at Sacred Heart in Newport, VT. My condolences to her family.
Maureen Gour
November 10, 2020
I loved sitting next to Francine at our Sacred Heart High School reunions. Her travel stories were fascinating and she had a Vermont Story- teller way of sharing them. We would have celebrated 50 years at our fall reunion that was cancelled due to Covid. I will miss her.
Andrea Lamphere
November 8, 2020
We will miss Francine ! She was one of the most intelligent women we know!She shared so much information on her trips with us! She started Karsen's interest in stones and rocks from everywhere.And she even visited China,she was knowledge able in Art,and made beautiful beaded memories.Thank you Francine RIP till we meet again.
Lynn Joyal
November 7, 2020
To Joyal family,
So sorry for your loss. Francine was a lovely lady.
Robert& Tina Favreau
November 7, 2020
Flossie, Rick & Bonnie, Rob & Lynn and the Joyal Family- Glad we got to see Francine last year at the wedding, as we hadn't seen her in a while. Will remember the 4th of July gatherings with all the good food, and Val and Francine's always including us into the Joyal family. So many people gone now from those good times. Our condolences to your sudden loss and to a very bad year all around for all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and she be forever a part of our good memories.
Love, Dennis, Becky and Tanner
November 7, 2020