RIP Ken Joyce

2015- Carrancho reunion- Ken in the back wearing the festive party shirt

Gloucester native, FOB-

Condolences to Ken’s grieving family and friends. How painful that this beautiful family, the type of family that is everything to each other, has lost Ken. Smart. Humble. Joyful. And devoted to his family and Gloucester. RIP.

Kenneth S, Joyce Jr.

May 9, 1941 – March 19, 2022

“Born in Gloucester on May 9, 1941, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Esther (Vautier) Joyce Sr.

Ken was a graduate of Gloucester High School with the Class of 1959. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964, stationed on the destroyer USS Purdy working as a machinery repairman. His service on the Purdy included operations with other navy vessels implementing the Naval Quarantine in the Caribbean Sea during the Cuban Missile Crisis in November 1962.

After learning the trade during his navy service, upon his discharge Ken worked as a machinist for many years. He first worked at United Shoe Machinery, and then Gloucester Engineering, followed by Sinterbond. Ken then tried his hand at commercial fishing on Our Lady of Fatima, but…

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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to The Open Door, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury NY 11797. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA. Online condolences may be given at:

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