Joyce (Brown) Fletcher of 25 Clark St, Westerly, RI died on June 20, 2021 at Apple Rehab Clipper. Born February 7, 1933, in New Bedford, MA. She was the daughter of the late James and Ethel Brown. She was the widow of the late James H. Fletcher of Westerly. She is survived by her son, Glen S. Fletcher and his wife Anna of Westerly, a brother, Samuel F. Brown of Hope, RI, a sister, Caroline J. Knox, of Westerly and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Joan Dyer (her twin), of Georgia, Velna Westgate of Wareham, MA, Dorothy Washko of Southern Pines, NC and Meredith Besse of Westerly.
A retired registered nurse, Mrs. Fletcher graduated from the Roger Williams General Hospital School of Nursing. She practiced nursing for twelve years. She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Rhode Island and taught Biology for 24 years at Westerly High School. She also studied Marine Biology at Bowdoin College in Maine.
An avid out-of-doors person, she loved landscaping, painting, woodworking and boating. During her retirement, she worked part time at Stop and Shop in Narragansett, RI for 13 years.
Mrs. Fletcher was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Hope Valley for 45 years where she served several terms on the vestry and was also a lector.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 28th at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 63 Canonchet Rd., Hope Valley, RI at 10am. Burial will follow at First Hopkinton Cemetery in Ashaway, RI.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 27th from 4-7pm at Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI.
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