Manchester, NH — Joyce Waddington was born November 27, 1958, in Lawrence, Mass., to Raymond Ralph and Carmen Ralph (Gosselin). She grew up in Lawrence, and graduated from Greater Lawrence Technical High School. After spending most of her life in Lawrence, she moved to Manchester, N.H., in 2005. Joyce was employed by Market Basket for over 25 years.
Joyce died suddenly of an unexpected illness and is survived by her best friend, loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Bill Waddington; her father, Raymond Ralph of Hobe Sound, Fla.; two loving and devoted sons and daughters-in-Law, Billy and Tiffany Waddington of Goffstown, N.H., Craig Waddington and Alicia Bouchard of New Boston, N.H.; three sisters, Maureen and Craig Winslow of Salisbury Mass., Audrey and Tony Provenzano of Salem, N.H., June Ralph of Bristol, R.I.; two brothers, Brian Ralph and his spouse, Diane, of Salem, and David Ralph and spouse, Dodie Ralph of Lake City, Fla.; three grandsons that lit up her life, Jackson and Parker Waddington, and Nate Bouchard; nieces, Kimberly, Jennifer, Dawn, Elizabeth, and Stephanie; and nephews, Robert, Daniel, Jason, and Andrew. Joyce is survived by many friends, who were lucky enough to share part of her journey.
Joyce was predeceased by her son, Jamie Waddington; and daughter, Meghan Waddington.
Words cannot describe the tremendous loss that is felt in the hearts of all who knew this Wonderful, Caring and Selfless Woman who always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed but, will forever be in our hearts. Heaven must have needed a new Angel.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m., at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 350 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, NH 03102. The family is having a park bench dedicated to Joyce in Derryfield Park, Manchester. In lieu of flowers. please send donations to St. Maries Bank, 200 McGregor Street, Manchester, NH 03102, and make checks out to the Joyce Waddington Bench Fund. Any donations above and beyond the bench cost will go to the Lupus Foundation in her name.