Joyce Overoye

Joyce Overoye (Reuell)

August 25, 1942 - September 11, 2020
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Joyce R. (Reuell) Overoye, 78, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 11, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth Overoye with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

She was born in Cambridge, MA on August 25, 1942 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Scott) Reuell.

Joyce was a graduate of Lexington Christian Academy, Class of 1960. She worked for many years as a secretary, retiring in 2000 from ENSR Consulting and Engineering in Westford. She enjoyed the beach, painting, crafting, baking and gardening. Joyce was a longtime member of Immanuel Church in Chelmsford, where for many years she also sang in the choir.

In addition to her loving husband Ken, Joyce leaves behind two children; Greg Overoye of Chelmsford and Kirsten Overoye-Chan and her husband Joe of North Chelmsford, her six grandchildren; Amanda, Kayleigh, Jamie, Ryan, Kyra and Maya, her three great-grandchildren; Layla, Savannah and Jed, her sister Mary Jane Urquhart and her husband Ewen of Bedford, her three brother in laws; Arnold Overoye and his wife Ann of CA, Bruce Overoye and his wife Maureen of CA and Steven Overoye of CA. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Funeral services and interment will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Pine Street Inn (Development Office) 444 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118
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    September 15, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    September 15, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Funeral services and interment will be held privately.


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Arnold Overoye

Posted at 08:33pm
Words cannot express how sorry we are. We have such wonderful memories of our times together. We especially recall the family trips we shared to Belize, Italy, New Orleans and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. We so enjoyed the Christmas season we spent with you both in New York City seeing the Rockettes and Billy Elliot on Broadway and will never forget your special treat of the Boston Pops Yule Program. And, of course, we can't forget how generous Joyce was when we visited, to give us our first taste of a New England lobster boil. YUMMY! I will always cherish her welcoming me into the Overoye clan and the wedding shower she gave me even though we our 3,000 miles apart. I will miss talking with her and hearing her add "and what not" to end her sentences. She was always generous, caring and kind. The kind of person we can all aspire to be. We know your strong faith and your cherished memories will support you through this sad time. We love you all. Arnie and Ann

Barbara Arruda

Posted at 06:08pm
Dear Ken, Kirsten and Greg and family, my sincere condolences to you all. Working with Joyce for over 20 years, I must tell you was a most enjoyable experience. She was fun and a little mischievous. The pranks we pulled were her idea. It was fun for all. Thanks for the memories.

Beth Urquhart

Posted at 09:06am
We were so lucky to have you in our life. Love and peace, Gary and Beth

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