Joyce L. Brousseau
Joyce L. Brousseau
MIDDLEBURY — Mrs. Joyce Lorraine Brousseau, age 87, passed away peacefully at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on January 30, 2013.
Joyce was born in Manchester on May 15, 1925. She was the daughter of Randolph and Pearl (Hall) Jones.
Joyce loved growing up on the farm of the former Brandon Training School, where her father was the farm manager and supervisor. She graduated from Brandon High School, Class of 1943, and received her R.N. from Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1946.
Following her education, she was employed for many years at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. Later, she assumed the role of District School Nurse ACSU, eventually becoming the first full-time school nurse at Mary Hogan Elementary School, where she enjoyed her work with children until she retired in 1992, following 26 years of service.
Joyce loved playing the piano and singing, playing Bridge, her boxers and her cat, Honey, little children and dessert.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Heidi Brousseau of Addison; a niece Carol Adams and family of Middlebury; a special friend, Mary Jo Chaplin of Middlebury; a cousin, Gloria Ramsey of California; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Brousseau, and a dear friend, Peter Grannis of Burlington.
Joyce’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to the dedicated staff of Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center for the caring and attention shown to Joyce during her time with them.
In honoring Joyce’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours or public funeral service. A private burial will take place in the spring, at the family lot in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her memory to: The Harp Therapy Program at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center, c/o Nancy Durham, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.