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Mrs. Joyce A. Dolge

Obituary for Mrs. Joyce A. Dolge

February 5, 1926 - August 1, 2018
Hyde Park, Massachusetts | Age 92


Joyce A. (Morgan) Dolge, age 92, passed away in the Newton Wellesley Hospital on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in her home in Bristol, England on February 5, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise (Beasley) Morgan. She was raised and educated in England, however left school at the age of 14 to help support her family.

Joyce's brother, Sid, was dear friends with a man named, Dominic F. Dolge. Sid introduced Dom to Joyce and after a short romance, Joyce and Dom were married in St. Nicholas Church on January 14, 1944. The young couple initially made their home in England, where they welcomed their first two children, Dominic and John. In 1952, the young family immigrated to the United States, settling in the Hyde Park area of Boston, Massachusetts, where they welcomed their third child, Joanne. Joyce spent most of her adult life as a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family, however, she did find part time work as a house cleaner in the Boston area.

Throughout her life, Joyce was an avid reader and was always on the lookout for a good bargain while shopping. She had a green thumb and loved tending to her flower gardens around her home. However more than anything, Joyce loved being surrounded by her family, especially for Sunday dinners and the holidays. She truly loved being a mother and supported her three children in all of their activities and accomplishments. Joyce was delighted at the birth of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, knowing her family would live on for generations. In addition to visiting with her family in the U.S., she also loved traveling back to England to visit with her relatives still living there.

Beloved wife of the late Dominic F. Dolge.
Loving mother of Dominic F.J. Dolge and his wife Veronica of Franklin, John J. Dolge and his wife Nancy of Canton, and Joanne Rabbitt of Walpole.
Cherished grandmother of Paula, Diane, Julie, Jenny, Joey, Sarah, Richie, and Mikey, and great grandmother of Ryan, Elizabeth, Becca, Jake, Abby, Ben, Tyler, Jack, and Charlie.
Sister of Rose Phillips, the late Lillian Holcombe, Dorothy "Doll" Rex, Jack Morgan, Sid Morgan, Tom Morgan, Ken Morgan, and George Morgan.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Joyce's Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Funeral Home Service will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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