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Joyce, Walter M.

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Walter Martin Joyce, a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire for the past 49 years, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.  He was 76.  Walter was born November 5, 1939 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, one of the six sons of Patrick and Ann (Higgins) Joyce, immigrants from Ireland.  He attended Dorchester High School and graduated from Boston Latin High School before earning a bachelor degree in Business from Suffolk University.  Walter served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam era until his Honorable Discharge in 1971.  Walter was the New England Regional Sales manager for Becton-Dickinson, a medical supplies company headquartered in New Jersey, from where he retired in 1995.  He was a former President of the Little League in Manchester, a member of the Manchester Elks Club, and was active in local Manchester politics.  Walter was the husband of Helen Frances (Miskell) Joyce to whom he has been married for 48 years and is survived by his son, Sean Joyce, and his wife Bridget, of San Francisco; his daughter, Christine P. Dolan, and her husband Scott, of Medfield; his four brothers, Robert Joyce, and his late wife Janet, Kevin Joyce, and his late wife Joanne, Edward Joyce, and his partner Marjorie Lievi, and Paul Joyce, and his wife Jean; and five grandchildren.  He was the brother of the late Gerald Joyce.  Visiting hours will be held Friday, July 8th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street (Route 109),Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend Walter’s funeral Saturday at 10 am at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Richard Nemi
    July 7th, 2016 | 12:29 pm

    My condolences to the family. Walter and Helen were always great friends to Dottie and I. Hopefully Walter and Dottie will meet again in heaven and will remain friends forever.

  2. Lynnsey Shaughnessy
    July 7th, 2016 | 3:23 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this challenging time.


    The Shaughnessy Family

  3. rick and yvonne renwick
    July 7th, 2016 | 4:43 pm

    Dear Christine and entire Joyce family, we are so sorry for the loss in your family. Although I never met him I’m sure he was a wonderful man judging by his daughter, Christine. I hope happy memories will ease the pain.

    Rick and Yvonne Renwick

  4. Heather Bradley
    July 7th, 2016 | 10:53 pm

    Christine – I have such fond memories of your dad. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.


  5. Peggie Todd McGlone
    July 7th, 2016 | 10:58 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Helen and children. I remember his infectious smile when at functions for Bobby and kids, He will be deeply missed, RIP Walter

  6. Elizabeth Mollner
    July 8th, 2016 | 12:15 am

    My sincere condolences to all of you dear family! Wally was a one of a kind guy and always had a smile to share and something fun to say that brought a lightness to any gathering! I especially remember that he had a way of making the kids laugh and feel important. I hold many wonderful memories of times shared over the years and am very grateful for all the times he happily came to get me at various places and bring me to the airport for my schlep back to California. Rest in peace dear Walter, you will be mightily missed… God Bless!

  7. Nikki, Peter, Raine & Fia
    July 8th, 2016 | 10:30 am

    Sean and family – much love to you all at this time. In the midst of your pain, I hope this time allows for beautiful memories of Wally to abound. Love the Vainners

  8. July 9th, 2016 | 6:38 am

    Maggie and I offer our condolences to the Joyce family, and in particular to Paul and Jean.

    Len McAuliffe

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