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.