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Obituary for Joyce Hale Robertson

Joyce H. Robertson, 95, of Happy Valley Road, Westerly, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 5, 2023. She was the wife of the late A. Barclay Robertson, Jr.

Joyce was born in Durand, MI to the late Thomas and Mildred Hale.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse for many years. She was a member of Dunn’s Corners Community Church Presbyterian for many years and a longtime supporter of the Westerly Armory. Joyce was a catnip entrepreneur and enjoyed knitting. She was a generous kind-hearted person who always appreciated the small details of life. She loved keeping in touch with friends and family, sending beautiful handwritten cards with thoughtful notes. She loved cats, birds, rocks, trees, books, quilts, and all types of handmade creations.

She leaves behind two daughters, Catherine Sewell (Kenneth) of Gaylord, MI, and Lisa Nelson (Mark) of Westerly; three grandchildren, Jennifer Snarski (Dennis), Lindsey Nelson and Daniel Nelson; four great-grandchildren, Alex, Damian, Stella, and Charlotte Snarski; and several nieces and nephews. Joyce was predeceased by two sisters, Lois Ann Smith and Maxine Smith.

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at River Bend Cemetery on date to be announced. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chorus of Westerly Threshold Singers