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Joyce Edna Day
March 12, 1929 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Joyce Edna (Haslam) Day died peacefully at the age of 94 on November 4, 2023 at Bayvue Nursing Home in Bradenton, FL. Born March 12, 1929 in Vassalboro, Maine to Lawrence and Lillian (Richardson) Haslam, Joyce attended Vassalboro schools until she went to Kents Hill
High School in Winthrop, Maine. It was there that she developed several lifelong friendships.
Joyce married Robert Leslie Day on June 25th, 1949. Together, they raised four children in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Bradford W. (Linda) of Mount Dora, FL, Leslie A. (Donna) of Binghamton, NY, Joel P. (Joyce Trifaro Vito) of Toms River, NJ, and Luanne E. (Bill) of Okeechobee, FL. Joyce is survived by her children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was pre-deceased by her husband, her parents, her sister, Methyl Thibodeau, and numerous in-laws and friends.
Joyce and Bob retired and moved to Shadowbrook in Palmetto in the early 1980’s. Joyce was very active in her church, often serving as Sunday School teacher or Deacon. She also volunteered for many years at the church’s thrift shop in Bradenton. Joyce worked well into her 70’s in the secretarial field. Joyce loved many crafts, sewing, knitting and crocheting, resulting in afghans for every child and grandchild, baby blankets and sweaters for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and clothes for herself, daughter, grandaughters, and even doll clothes. Her grandchildren remember the hand-made ornaments she made for them each Christmas, from macrame or sea shells. Joyce also enjoyed baking and was well known for her cream puffs, which delighted her friends and family alike. Her family also loved her fried chicken, homemade baked beans, brown bread, and Graham Cracker Pie. Joyce was also a talented cake decorator and made several of her children’s birthday and wedding cakes over the years. Her other hobbies included playing Scrabble, doing crossword and word search
puzzles, and watching Jeopardy.
Joyce will be missed by her family and friends, who were blessed to have had her in their lives.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.,
4210 77th St. E, Palmetto FL 34221.
A wake and memorial service will be held at Westside Funeral Home, 204 7th St. W, Palmetto, FL on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 10 AM. A short internment will follow at Skyway Memorial