Diane Joyce of Needham, formerly of Newton, passed away on Sunday, February 9th at Briarwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Needham. She was 81 years old. Born in Winchester, Diane was raised and educated in Newton. She was a graduate of Newton Junior College, Gorham State Teachers College, Newton Andover Theological School and received a Master’s in Psychology from Boston University. Diane taught in the Sudbury Public Schools for 3 years. She went on to work in administration at Princeton University and retired from Boston College. Diane was an avid knitter and reader and also enjoyed ceramics. The loving daughter of the late T. Arnold and G. Mildred (Alders) Joyce, Diane leaves her dear sister Betsy DeWolf of Holliston. Diane was the aunt of the late Katherine DeWolf. She is also survived by several cousins. A Memorial Service will be held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 297 Lowell Ave, Newton on Saturday, February 29th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane’s name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston MA 02215 or to Constellation Hospice Services, 180 Low St, Newburyport MA 01950.
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