Joyce E. (Riggs) Sheldon

April 1, 1928 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 91)


Joyce E. Sheldon, 91, passed away on May 21, 2019 at Cheshire County Maplewood Nursing Home after a brief illness.

Joyce was born on April 1, 1928 in Buckton, NY to the late Ralph Riggs and Gladys (Pike) Riggs.  She graduated from Brasher High School in Stockholm, NY before working in the food service department at Potsdam College for 25 years.  In August of 2000, Joyce moved to Newport, NH to be closer to her family.  Flower gardening was her passion.

Her contagious smile and loving heart will always fill the hearts of those that loved her.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Sheldon in 1984, and her sons, George Sheldon, Jr. in 1980 and Robert Sheldon in 2017.  She was also predeceased by her brother, Dykes Riggs.

Surviving family includes Bonnie and Michael Lozipone of Norfolk, NY, Kathy and Rodney Hazelton of Hinsdale, NH, Mary and Craig Tenney of Scarborough, ME, Dolly and Dan Mannette of Windham, ME, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

A family memorial was held Memorial Day weekend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Joyce's name to the ALS Association Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry Street - Suite 438 - Concord, NH 03301.

Newton-Bartlett is assisting the family with arrangements.

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