Ann Robinson Joyce

 

October 26, 2023

Ann Robinson Joyce, 93, of Hyattville, Wyoming and Brooklin, Maine, passed away peacefully Friday, October 13, 2023, at the residence of her son in Manderson, Wyoming.

Ann was born in New London, Connecticut on July 9, 1930, the daughter of O.P. Robinson and Ann Scroggie Robinson, and grew up in Groton, Connecticut. She graduated from Abbot Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Smith College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in landscape architecture. Ann married Ensign Jack Berry Joyce on August 1, 1953, at her family's home in Waterford, Connecticut. They made their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later in Somerset, New Jersey, where Ann and Jack raised their three children, John, Ann and William. Ann was active in the Smith College Alumni Club, Trinity Episcopal Church and participated in many activities at Princeton University.

After Jack's retirement, they spent over thirty years in Hyattville, Wyoming and Brooklin, Maine, enjoying the cross country drive each spring and fall. They thoroughly enjoyed entertaining Maine friends in Wyoming and Wyoming friends in Maine. Ann loved the sea air and coastline and her friends in Brooklin as well as the wide open spaces of the west and her wonderful Hyattville community.

Ann is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jack B. Joyce of Hyattville, Wyoming, and her children John Berry Joyce and his wife Nancy Armstrong Joyce of Manderson, Wyoming, Ann Joyce Delano, and her husband Joseph Delano of Leverett, Massachusetts and William "Bill" James Joyce and his wife Elizabeth Lonergan Joyce of Sandy Pond, New York. She was a beloved Granny, always with a twinkle in her eye, to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ann was guided by her Episcopal faith during her entire life, and devoted many hours to her former congregation, Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey and current congregations, St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyoming, and St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, Maine. Ann was an essential member of the group that founded Neat Repeat, a used clothing resource for the Basin community housed at St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

A kind, gracious and modest woman, Ann epitomized service to family and community, and touched the lives of many with her generosity, devotion to others and community minded spirit. She was beloved by her children and grandchildren, and positively adored watching them grow, flourish, and start their own families. Ann was wise, strong, and patient, and guided her family with grace, humor, and dignity. She will be missed beyond words.

Services to be held on Wednesday October 25th at 11:00am at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to honor Ann's memory to St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill, Maine, Neat Repeat at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyoming or the Brooklin Keeping Society in Brooklin, Maine.

Memories and condolences can be shared with Ann's family at http://www.BallardFH.com.

 
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