Joyce L. Bennett, 64, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Joyce was a woman of many creative talents. One of her passions was cooking for which she attended courses at the Johnson & Wales College, School of Culinary Arts. She was the former wife of the late David S. Bennett of Westport. Together they operated Easy Aces, a restaurant from their home for their friends and families. When she wasn’t cooking, she could often be found happily planted up to her elbows in dirt working in her vegetable or flower gardens. Joyce had a knack for bringing beauty to everything she touched. She was never short of quick wit and humor.
Joyce did many things to keep herself busy, painting, always lending a hand to those that needed help and for a time worked at the Fairhaven Council on Aging. She enjoyed the people she met there, the assistance she provided and the relationships she formed.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Ernest and Bella Monty, Joyce spent time living in Westport, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. Joyce leaves behind a son, Emmit Bennett; a step-daughter LeeAnn Quint; grandsons Cameron and Evan Bennett; 8 siblings Cora Baker, Linda Lavoie, Pamela Arnold, Donna Ramos, Bridget Monty, Lana Collins, Jeffrey Monty and Ernest Monty; and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated with private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Damien’s Place Food Pantry, 3065 Cranberry Hwy, East Wareham, MA 02538.