On the evening of January 23rd, 2021 Joyce Fraser Derendal passed into the loving arms of her family awaiting for her in heaven. The battle with dementia and diabetes was over and she was free of pain and suffering. Joyce was the daughter of James Fraser Sr, and Barbara (Horgan) Fraser, both deceased. She was born in Chelsea, MA, and grew up in Medfield MA. Joyce, was married to Thaddeus J Derendal Jr (BFF) for 51 years, and they were blessed with two wonderful sons. Thaddeus (TJ) Derendal 3rd and wife Jennifer of Keene, NH and Scott Derendal, Huntsville, AL. Her family also includes granddaughters Elizabeth Woodard, USAF, VA, Julia Derendal, Huntsville Police Dept, Huntsville, Al, and a grandson Ryan A Derendal, USAF, MO. She had a sister Barbara Barry and family, husband John Michael, and three nephews Steven, Thomas, and Greg. Brother Bob Fraser and wife Carol, a Niece Sarah Craig of Delaware. She had a Sister Jeanette of NY and a sister Faith Donahue of WA. She was preceded in death by her brother James Fraser Jr, formerly of Gardner MA. Joyce was active in church events and music at St Margaret Mary and St Bernard in Keene, and President of the Rindge women's club in Rindge NH She was a participant at the Cheshire Fair, winning blue ribbons for her cross stitch entries, and an accomplish Tole Painter, giving lessons in her studio. When she wasn't busy work full time as a bookkeeper. She was always redecorating one of the many houses she live in, in Keene, Marlborough, and Rindge. Services and receiving hours for Joyce and family will be April 2, at 3pm, Veterans Cemetery, Winchendon, MA. Covid rules apply (Mask) To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website at, www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet is honored to assist the family during this difficult time.
Published by The Press from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2021.