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Joyce M. (D’Ortona) Fleischer

1937 - 2020

 

 

Joyce M. (D’Ortona) Fleischer, a longtime resident of NH, passed away at the Grace House in Windham, NH on Sunday, Aug 30th. Joyce was born in Revere in 1937, the daughter of Domenic and Rose D’Ortona. She was raised and educated in Malden, graduating from Malden High School with the Class of 1955. After high school, she attended Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, and also studied nursing at Columbia University and Emmanuel College. She worked as a nurse for the Malden Public School System for over 20 years. Joyce married her sweetheart, Harry C. Fleischer in 1961, and the two settled down in Malden together to raise their family. They became dedicated members of St. Joseph’s Church in Malden, and Joyce was active with the St. Joseph’s community, as well as serving as President of the Women’s Club and as a Eucharistic Minister They moved to Big Island Pond, Derry, NH, after retirement, and spent their winters in Florida. The two shared 56 years of marriage. Joyce became a member of the Hollywood Florida Moose Lodge, and the Italian American Club in Hollywood Florida.
She is survived by her children, Susan M. Keefe and her husband Patrick of NH, Scott C. Fleischer of Tewksbury, Her daughter in law, Susan Fleischer-Zeek of Methuen and her grandchildren, Jenelle Keefe, Patrick Keefe, Jr., and Elizabeth Miele.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Harry C. Fleischer, her daughter Karen M. Fleischer, her daughter in law, Carolyn Bailey, and her brother, Donald D’Ortona.
Funeral from the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home on Wed, Sept 2nd at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden, at 10 AM. Interment to follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.
Joyce’s family would like to thank and acknowledge the Grace House in Windham NH for the loving care provided to both Joyce and Harry over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce's memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 14 Orchard View Drive, Unit 4, Londonderry, NH, 03053.
 

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