Joyce (Fredericks) Francis, 78, of Avon, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Davis) Fredericks, she was raised in New Haven, CT, where she attended high school and nursing school. Joyce was a registered nurse at Brigham and Women’s and New England Deaconess Hospitals. In later years, she worked at Green Oak Nursing Home, Norfolk Nursing Home, and Bridgewater Nursing Home. She enjoyed reading and doing puzzles. Joyce was the wife of the late Thomas L. Francis; beloved mother of Susan Schlenker (and Vincent) of Holbrook, Sara Sullivan (and Kevin) of Stoughton, and Jennifer Bailey (and the late Robert) of Brockton; loving grandmother of Kevin Sullivan, Vincent Schlenker Jr., and Kayleigh Sullivan; and the sister of Sally Halloran of Branford, CT. All are welcome to calling hours Friday, July 31st from 4-7, followed by a 7 p.m. service in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton. Private cremation. Memorial gifts may be made to Special Olympics or Old Colony Hospice.
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