Joyce Kingsley Page


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Cocoa, Florida - Joyce Kingsley Page, of Cocoa, Fla, died on Jan. 28, 2019 at Holmes Regional Medical Ctr in Melbourne, Fla. Joyce's life ended prematurely, after sustaining a series of injuries throughout 2018, for which interventions were unsuccessful. Joyce Kingsley
Page was born on May 22, 1941 to James and Mary Kingsley in Salem. She grew up in their Peabody home with her parents, Patricia, her sister & Helen, her best friend & next door neighbor.
Upon graduating from Peabody High School, Joyce went on to work at Salem Hospital where she worked for her entire career & was known & loved by all who knew her. During that time Joyce married the love of her life, Frederick Page, with whom she shared many years of marriage.
The care and comfort Joyce showed to others knew no bounds. Joyce was never to have children of her own, but enjoyed having adult step children after marrying Freddie. Joyce was especially devoted to her beloved nephews, and when they were children, she and her mother would bring them enormous bunnies to celebrate Easter, Springtime & the promise of new life. Sweet and sensitive by nature, Joyce was an animal lover. She & her mother enjoyed the comfort of their dogs Petiti and Tiny for many years. One of Joyce's greatest achievements was the way she rallied around her mother for all of her 18-year battle with Alzheimer's. Joyce visited daily, during those years, bringing favorite foods, love and companionship.
After the passing of Joyce's dear mother, she and Freddie moved to the green pastures of Florida where they enjoyed the yard outside their home & the view of the river. They savored the warm weather, for many years together, until the time of Freddie's death in 2017. Family members went to visit Joyce in Florida on occasion and kept in touch by phone & mail, but Joyce was never to return to her beloved home of Massachusetts.
Joyce was an avid Elvis fan, had a room dedicated for the collected memorabilia, stayed informed by watching the daily news & enjoyed drinking an occasional can of Pepsi.
It is with sincerest appreciation that Joyce's family would like to thank her neighbors & acquaintances, as they were courageous champions, in their love & friendship to her, especially during this past year. Her family would also like to thank the staff at the hospitals and nursing facilities beginning with Rockledge, continuing on with the intermittent facilities and finally Holmes Regional for the countless hours they spent updating Patricia, Joyce's sister, on her condition and the tender loving care they provided to Joyce during her final weeks and days of life. These are the true angels who gave Joyce what she truly needed.
Along with her step children, Joyce is survived by her sister, Patricia Kingsley Rice of Ipswich, nephew, Scott Rice and spouse, Heather and their two sons, Glenn and Nigel, all of Florence; nephew, Keith Rice and spouse, Lauren of Topsfield, their two children, Molly of Atlanta, Georgia and Nolan of Lowell, and nephew, Jonathon Rice of Ipswich, (who lovingly visited Joyce during the last weeks before her passing) Patricia and their son, Benjamin David both of Haverhill, and lifelong best friend, Helen also of Haverhill.
Memorial for Joyce will be during the month of May, this Spring, in her home state of Massachusetts. It is here that she has returned to continue the journey into eternal life & live on in the hearts & minds of her family. Contributions/Support can be given to The National Network to End Domestic Violence at 1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW 7th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 or online at
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Published on March 14, 2019
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