Joyce J. Boyd, 81, of Brattleboro, VT passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Marlboro, VT, daughter of the late Leon and Shirley (Snow) Johnson.
Joyce spent most of her life in the Brattleboro area. Her younger school years were attended in a one room schoolhouse at the Four Corner School in Marlboro, VT, she then moved on to Brattleboro High School, graduating class of 1950. Joyce went on to attend Kimball School of Nursing in CT, earning her bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1954.
Throughout her nursing career, she worked as a R. N. at Worchester Hahnemann Hospital in MA, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Linden Lodge Nursing Home. After her retirement from nursing, Joyce worked at the Book Press and Appropriate Technology.
Joyce enjoyed fishing, family gatherings, spending time at the families hunting camp and loved her dog Hailey.
She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Norman Boyd in 2011; a brother, Victor Johnson and two sisters, Eunice Varga and Carol Johnson.
She is survived by her son, Anthony Boyd of Wilmington, VT; a brother, David Johnson of Marlboro, VT; two sisters, Jean Turner of Marlboro and Dorothy Bourne of NY; as well as many nieces and nephews.
All services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joyce's name to the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Rescue, 779 South Rd., Marlboro, VT 05344.