Joyce Winslow Obituary

November 9, 2011

in News,Obituaries

RANDOLPH — There will be a family memorial at a later date for Joyce Paige Winslow, 82 of Randolph, who died Nov. 2, 2011 at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Calling hours will be held at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
A native Vermonter, Joyce was born November 10, 1928, and raised in Woodstock Vt. the daughter of Oscar Paige and Marion (Slayton) Paige. Joyce’s siblings, all predeceased, brothers Donald Paige and Richard “Dickie” Paige and Sister Joan Paige Jenne.
Joyce attended Woodstock schools and was a graduate of Woodstock High School in 1949.
Joyce was married to Peter D. Winslow on November 19, 1955 at the Congregational Church in Woodstock Vermont.
While Peter attended college Joyce accompanied him and they resided in Springfield, Mass., which would be the first of their many residents in their early years of marriage. After a business opportunity in Springfield, Missouri would have taken the young family to California, Joyce and Peter decided to pass on the opportunity and they returned to their home in Vermont and settled in Randolph in 1960. Joyce spent most summers at the family’s lake house on Mascoma Lake in Enfield NH.
Joyce began her career at the Woodstock Court House as a secretary for George Brockway, the County Clerk. In 1979 Joyce began working at the family owned variety store, Ben Franklin in Randolph. Joyce is remembered by so many as the friendly joyous face of the variety store Ben Franklin.
Joyce had a passion for skiing and was an avid skier. She was a ski instructor at Pinnacle Ski Area in Randolph VT, and she also enjoyed Cross Country Skiing. Joyce loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening and landscaping around the family home. The family Lake House was where she enjoyed the outdoor activities of the summer months and in her later years it is where she found her peace.
Joyce is survived by her husband Peter D. Winslow of Randolph; three sons Todd Winslow and Lu of Wilder Vt., Dale Winslow and daughter-in-law Debra of Quechee Vt., and Scott Winslow of Enfield NH. and Dianne Winslow of Hanover NH; and four grandchildren Shawn, Madison, Kianna and Kamille.
The Winslow family would request in lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center, PO Box 2000, Randolph VT. 05060, or the Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. Randolph, VT. 05060.
Private online condolences may be left at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.
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