Joyce F. Grace

Joyce F. Grace, 81, of Mattapoisett, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2023. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Grace.

            Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Abel and Mary (Silveria) Rapoza, she was raised in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett.

            Joyce loved birdwatching, seeing lighthouses, solving puzzles, and going to the Christmas Tree Shop. She loved being a grandma and great-grandma.

            Joyce worked at Old Hammondtown School for many years as a secretary. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1961.

            Survivors include her grandson, Christopher J. Warren and his wife Jennifer Claudino of New Bedford; and her great-grandchildren, Austin Henriques and Quinn Warren.

            She is predeceased by her sister Shirley Perry.

            Joyce’s visitation will be held Saturday, September 9th from 8-9 am at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9 am and burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society and Shelter Southcoast at or a charity of your choice.

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