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Joyce M. Brassard

January 16, 1936 — September 27, 2020

Joyce Motte Brassard, 84, died peacefully on Sunday September 27, 2020 at Steere House Nursing Home, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Wife of Richard L. Brassard, she was born in Providence, the daughter of Fred and Helen Motte.

Joyce was a lifelong resident of North Providence. She graduated from North Providence High School and Rhode Island College of Education. Joyce taught at the West Barrington School from 1957-1961. After raising her four children, she worked at St. Pius V Church in Providence as secretary and bookkeeper. Joyce was a lifelong communicant at St Augustine's parish, actively involved in both the Rosary & Altar Society and the Catholic Charity fundraising committee.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. (Dick) Brassard, her daughters Lynn Wilkins (John), Kristen Chamberlain (Scott), her sons Richard J. Brassard, Andrew J. Brassard (Amy), and her grandchildren Brendan Wilkins, Megan Wilkins, Alison Chamberlain, Elyse Brassard and Leah Brassard. Joyce is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Helen, sister, Barbara Renehan, brother, Stephen Motte and survived by brother, Fred Motte.

Joyce's home for the past several years was Steere House in Providence, where donations may be made.

Services will be private.
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