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Joyce L. Barden

November 1, 1933 ~ May 22, 2017 (age 83)

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Joyce L. Barden, 83, of Salem, NH, passed away on May 22, 2017 at The Blaire House in Tewksbury, MA.

She was born at Lawrence General Hospital on November 1, 1933 to Alice G. (Gillespie) and Conley W. Barden and raised in Methuen, where she attended Searles High School.  Joyce served sixteen years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  She was a lifelong member of Forest Street Union Church, Methuen, where she was a trustee and taught Sunday school.  Joyce also served on the diaconate and several other committees.  Before retirement, she worked as a home health aide for VNA. 

Joyce is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Arlene R. Catanzano and her brother, Leslie O. Barden. 

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the chapel at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen MA 01844. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Forest Street Church, 15 Forest St. Methuen. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. Memorial contributions made be made in Joyce’s name to Forest Street Union Church or the Women’s Marines Association Scholarship Fund, c/o 15 Oakcrest Rd., South Weymouth, MA 02190.

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 Service Information

Calling Hours
May 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

Funeral Service
May 31, 2017

10:30 AM
Forest Street Union Church
15 Forest Street
Methuen, MA 01844


Elmwood Cemetery
130 North Lowell Street
Methuen, MA 01844

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