Joyce Frost (MacLellan) Leonard of Duxbury, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, on November 18, 2023, at the age of 86. She was the loving mother of Jeff Chandler and his wife Priscilla of Duxbury, Jill Stiles and her husband Tim of Duxbury, Jim Chandler and his wife Becky of Holden, MO, and Heather Schlosser and her husband Troy of Girard, PA. She was also a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren – Beth (Jarod), Ashley (Nathan), Brittany (Dawson), Jonathan (Michelle), Michael (Katrina), Matthew (Tori), Madison, Marcus, and Connor (Audrey). And a great-grandmother to nine great-grandchildren – Jaxson, Joyce, Jack, Emma, Gabriel, Carlisle, Lincoln, Landon, Cohen, and number ten on the way. She also leaves behind her twin sister Janice Washburn and her husband Ernie, and her nieces and nephew.
She had an unwavering faith in God and cherished her family. She embraced every opportunity to share special moments with her loved ones and felt grateful to have enjoyed a long and happy life. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching as well as jigsaw puzzles and gardening. She loved entertaining through her love language: food. She enjoyed going for walks, reading, and watching her beloved Boston sports teams. Joyce was a generous person who was always willing to help anyone she could. As a mom, grammie, great-grammie, and auntie, she will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life Service at St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer Street, Duxbury, on Saturday, November 25th at 11 am. The service will also be live-streamed through the church’s website.
Donations in Joyce’s memory can be made to St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer Street, Duxbury, MA 02332.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Joyce
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston