Bernetta F. JoyalMay 17,2012
Bernetta F. Joyal
WILLIAMSTOWN ó Bernetta Frances Joyal, 100, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
She was born March 27, 1912, in Graniteville, the daughter of Frank W. and Elizabeth (Weir) Belville. Her family moved to Williamstown, where she had since resided. She was a 1933 graduate of Johnson Normal School.
On July 29, 1939, she married George Joyal. He died in 1983.
An elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, she taught in Williamstown and Washington. During World War II she worked for the Wirthmore Feed Store, and later she worked in the town managerís office in Williamstown.
She enjoyed making handmade dolls, teddy bears and later dinosaurs, which she both sold and gave away. Some of her works are on display at the Williamstown Historical Society.
Her memberships included St. Edwards Catholic Church in Williamstown and the Williamstown Historical Society.
Survivors include her son Edmond, of Williamstown, and two grandsons. She was predeceased by a son, James Jay Joyal.
A graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town.
There are no calling hours.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St. in Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
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