Please note: If you would like to offer a remembrance of Joyce or your condolences in the comments section below, I’m positive Dick and her family would appreciate it. You may also post anonymously, if you like. It asks for an email field, but your email is not required.)
It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Joyce Spilliotis-Jarvis, who served the people of Peabody so well over the years in her roles as State Representative, City Councilor, and Library Trustee.
Joyce died, at age 65, early this morning with her family by her side, including her husband, Dick Jarvis.
The “Peoples’ Joyce” will be greatly missed not only as an outstanding public servant, but also as a terrific wife, mother, and friend. Information on her services can be found here.
For now, my deepest sympathies to Dick and Joyce’s entire family.
This is a very sad day for Peabody. We have lost a legendary public servant. And, good friend.
Here is an article from boston.com, with reaction from some of Joyce’s State House colleagues and friends.
Here is an article from the Patch with reaction from Mayor Ted Bettencourt.