Obituary : Joyce V. Watts
Joyce Vera Watts died peacefully on Thursday evening, Jan. 29, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs.
Joyce was born in England on Dec. 30, 1919 and immigrated to America in 1952 with her husband, John, who predeceased her in March 2006. Joyce raised her two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, lived in Yarmouth for many years with her son Paul's family, and moved to the Vineyard with Paul's family in the early 90s.
Joyce's greatest loves were her church and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wherever she lived, she was always active in the Episcopal Church. For several years, Joyce volunteered at the Thrift Store on Main Street in Vineyard Haven.
In 1997, Joyce moved back to South Portland, Maine, to be near her great-grandchildren, her long-time friends, and her "angels" at St. Alban's Church. In 2003, because of declining health, she returned to Martha's Vineyard.
Joyce is survived by her son Martin and his wife, Carlyn, of Otisfield, Maine; son Paul and his wife, Diane, of Vineyard Haven; grandson Darren Watts and his wife, Diane of New York City; granddaughter Joanna Roma, her husband, Troy, and their four children, Trevor, Adelaide, Owen, and Noah, all of Portland, Maine; granddaughter Kimberly Peaslee, her husband, Clifford, and their daughter Natalie, all of Penacook, N.H.; and granddaughter Jennifer Pillsworth and her husband, Kenneth, of West Tisbury.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, located on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs at 10:30 am, officiated by the Rev. Dick Fenn.
Interment and memorial service will be held in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in the spring.
Joyce's family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff and caregivers at Windemere for their love and devotion. She was never treated as a patient, but rather a close member of the Windemere family. God bless each and every one who provided her such professional and loving care. Memorial donations may be made in Joyce's to Windemere, P.O. Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.
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