Salem, NH — Joyce A. (Travers) Lehane, 71, of Salem, N.H., passed away on December 30, 2013, after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer, with her family by her side. Joyce was the daughter of the late Police Officer Walter J. and Stella Travers of Lawrence, Mass.
Joyce was a graduate of St. Patrick’s School in Lawrence, and a student of music at Boston University. She was a concert pianist, winning many awards.
Joyce followed in her dad’s footsteps working 30 years for the Salem Police Department with detectives, and then as a dispatcher. She took pride in making sure her officers had back up and stayed as a safe as possible.
Joyce loved to play golf. She belonged to golf leagues at Pine Valley Golf Club and Coral Oaks in Cape Coral, Fla., where she spent many winters.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, R. Michael Lehane Jr. of Salem; sons, James M. Lehane of Hampton, N.H., and Mark P. Lehane and wife, Christine, of Salem; sister, Estelle LeBoeuf and husband, Robert, of Salem; grandchildren, Kristina and Kyra of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m., at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem, N.H. Calling hours will be on Sunday, January 5, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.