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Joyce E. Vickery Cross
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to; Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752 or Life Experience, 16 Lavender St., Millis, MA 02054

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“I sent Joyce a birthday card recently. Her daughter and son-in-law wrote to inform me that beautiful Joyce had passed away.I was a student at Life...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: kari grier evjy - Waltham, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the family at this most difficult time. May the God of comfort grant you the peace that only He can give. JEREMIAH 29;11. ”
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“MEMORIES OF JOYCE: The importance of Joyce Cross at The Life Experience School can only be expressed with great admiration and love for she...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lewis Randa - Millis, MA

“Last night I looked at the Middlesex Daily News. As I flipped through the paper I saw Joyce's name. I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. ...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Rebecca Neal - Mansfield, MA

“Annette and Bob so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She is now at peace. May God give you and your family strength to get through this most...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jeanmarie Fox Rivera - Waltham, MA

“Dear Ronnie and Ann,I am very sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a bright light and I always enjoyed my work with her. She brought smiles to...Read More »
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Joyce Eileen (Vickery) Cross, 95, of Hudson, MA, formerly of Southborough, MA, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her home. Born May 24, 1921 in Kenilworth, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Rosina (Lockwood) Vickery and the wife of the late Norman C. Cross.
In 1954, following WW II, Mr. and Mrs.Cross emigrated to the US and eventually settled in Southborough.
She was a kindergarten teacher at the Pine Tree Country School, Southborough and volunteered many years of service with her husband at South Middlesex ARC. She was also very involved at the Life Experience School , Millis, MA, as a parent.
Joyce was an avid Potter and owner, with her late sister Beryl, of a pottery studio, Pilgrims Way Potters, selling their works throughout the area.
She apprenticed at her mother's tailoress shop in England and became a successful dressmaker. She enjoyed sewing throughout her life making clothing for her entire family. She also enjoyed needlepoint, reading and gardening. A true cat lover, especially Siamese cats, Joyce always had at least one, if not more, with her at all times.
She is survived by her daughters, Annette Clement and her husband Rob of Hudson, MA and Veronica Cove and her husband Paul of West Yarmouth, MA, as well as two grandsons, Adam and Ryan Cove of New Bedford, MA. She was also the mother of the late Sandra Rose Cross and the sister of the late Beryl Heyn.
Donations may be made to the Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752,or Life Experience School, 16 Lavender St., Millis, MA 02054, which Joyce's daughter attended for 34 years.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home,Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough and will be private.