• Joyce M. Densmore
    January 15,2014

    Joyce M. Densmore

    Joyce M. Densmore

    NORTHFIELD ó Joyce Marie Densmore, 53, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

    She was born in St. Albans on Oct. 21, 1960, the daughter of Herbert and Marjorie (Scott) Bates.

    She graduated from Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans in 1978 and earned a masterís degree in psychology from Johnson State College in 1991.

    She had been married to Robert Harding. She married Craig Densmore in Northfield on Oct. 20, 2007.

    She worked for the Blue Lion Restaurant, and owned and operated a day care at St. Paulís Methodist Church, both of St. Albans, and worked for the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, Howard Mental Health in Burlington and Central Vermont Substance Abuse Center in Berlin.

    She was a member of St. Paulís Methodist Church in St. Albans.

    She enjoyed puzzles, writing, drawing, sewing, crochet and quilting.

    Survivors include her husband and a son, Joshua Harding, both of Northfield; three brothers, Clifford Bates, of Fairfield, Gary Bates, of Georgia, and Rene Bates, of St. Albans; two sisters, Nancy Girard, of Connecticut, and Carol Masden, of St. Albans; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Paternostro.

    A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave. in Northfield. There are no calling hours.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Josh Harding Trust Fund, c/o Merchants Bank, 70 Depot Square, Northfield, VT 05663.

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