Joyce E. Aylward, 81, Barrington

Posted 8/3/21

Joyce E. Aylward, 81, formerly of Sherbrooke Road, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Tockwotton On The Waterfront, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of Gareth M. …

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Joyce E. Aylward, 81, Barrington

Posted

Joyce E. Aylward, 81, formerly of Sherbrooke Road, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Tockwotton On The Waterfront, East Providence. She was the beloved wife of Gareth M. Aylward.

Born in Fall River, Mass., a daughter of the late Archie and Elizabeth (Shuttleworth) Emmett, she lived in Barrington for 42 years.

Mrs. Aylward was an administrative assistance at the former Narragansett Electric Company before retiring in 1998.

Joyce was a volunteer at the Barrington Tap-In Program. She enjoyed crafts, reading, vacationing on Cape Cod, Mass. and spending time with her loving family. 

Besides her husband of fifty-seven years, she is survived by three sons, James P. Aylward and his wife Maria of Athens, Ala., Kevin S. Aylward and his wife Kristen of Downingtown, Pa. and Christopher B. Aylward and his wife Wendy of Rehoboth, Mass.; six grandchildren, Kelsi, Michael, Ashley, Rebecca, Victoria and Finnegan; two great-grandchildren, Eloise and Amelia and a sister in law, Virginia Emmett of Washington. She was the sister of the late Robert Emmett.

A private funeral service will be held in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. Burial will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contribution’s in Joyce’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite #3004, Warwick RI, 02886 or The R.I.  Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite #306, Providence, RI 02906 would be deeply appreciated. For online condolences please visit wrwatsonfuneralhome.com

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