Hewette Elwell Joyce Jr. 1921 – 2012

Dec 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

JOYCE, Hewette Elwell, Jr. Passed away peacefully with family at his side in his home in Hanover, NH on December 3. Born in Hanover in 1921, he was the son of Eleanor Russell Joyce and Professor Hewette Joyce, a member of Dartmouth’s English Department. Mr. Joyce attended the Choate School and Yale University, Class of 1943.

A history major and avid athlete, he played collegiate varsity hockey and tennis. Following graduation, Mr. Joyce joined the Marine Corps, receiving the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation for his courageous service. Mr. Joyce attended Middlebury’s Graduate School of English at Bread Loaf, where he met his future wife, Barbara Boggs. He started his career in publishing as a textbook editor and Program Director at Scott Foresman.

Mr. Joyce later joined the Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston to develop new programs and texts in economics and business administration. Living in Wellesley, Mr. Joyce was an active volunteer in town meeting, school, and church affairs and coached youth sports teams. Following retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Joyce returned to Hanover, and enjoyed time at their vacation homes in Sanibel, FL. and Nova Scotia.

Mr. Joyce was a leader and volunteer in various community organizations and had many interests. His greatest love, however, was for his family, of whom he was intensely proud. Mr. Joyce was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Joyce Stone of Milwaukee and his wife of 56 years, Barbara. He is survived by his four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the ST. Thomas Episcopal Church of Hanover, NH. A reception will follow at the Hanover Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 West Wheelock St., saintthomashanover.org; the Upper Valley Hostel, 17 E. South Street, uppervalleyhostel.org; or the Kendal Cadbury Fund, 80 Lyme Rd,kah.kendal.org/giving, all in Hanover, NH, 03755. To view an online memorial and or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.rand-wilson.com


Published in The Boston Globe on December 6, 2012

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