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“I remember Joyce from school, but mostly because she was Barbara's daughter. My maiden name was Bauer and Joe and Hilda were our next door neighbors...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lynne Fraser - Medway, MA

“To The Rotchford Family my neighbors and friends for many years I'm sorry to hear this sad news about Joyce.I'm sorry I didn't make the services.My...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Walter Welch - Waltham, MA

“May God continue to watch over you and your family. I have known Joyce and her family for over 50 years. Her family was like an extension of mine. I...Read More »
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“My condolences to Joyce's family.We grew up together in Waltham we had great high school adventures. I love the gallery of photos thank you for...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Elna Patuto-Emerald - Falmouth, MA

“It was a pleasure to get to know Joyce through our work together. My thoughts are with her loved ones at this time. She will be missed. ”
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Watertown – Joyce R. Rotchford, of Watertown, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was 64.

Joyce was born in Waltham on September 9, 1952, a daughter of Edward R. Rotchford of Waltham and the late Barbara M. (Curtin) Rotchford. She was a Waltham High School graduate and later attended Northeastern University in Boston.

A Watertown resident for the past thirty years she worked for twenty-six years as a lab manager at Smith Kline Clinical Laboratories until disability forced her retirement.

In addition to her father, Ed, she leaves her daughter, Melanie Lenz Rotchford of Acton; her brothers, Steven E. Rotchford of Waltham and Gregg D. Rotchford of Framingham; her close friend, Genia Lenz of Acton and several nieces and nephews.

Joyce was also the sister of the late Michael S. Rotchford.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joyce's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, February 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemtery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 333 Wyman Street, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02451.