LACONIA — Joyce Pooler Chaplin, 89, of the Taylor Community, died on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Joyce was born November 30, 1923 in Laconia, N.H. the daughter of the late Joseph and Mable (Felch) Pooler. She graduated from Laconia High School, Class of 1942 and was a graduate of the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1945.
Joyce worked for a number of years for the Laconia Hospital (now Lakes Region General Hospital) as an Operating Room Nurse, attending nurse. She was the first Director of Volunteer Services for Laconia Hospital. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Home Administration. She was the accountant for her first husband in James M. Carroll Investments. She was employed by the Taylor Community as Administrator and as the Administrator for the Hunt Homes of Nashua.
Joyce is survived by two sons- Judge James M. Carroll IV and daughter-in-law, Janet Carroll, and John C.J. Carroll of Laconia and a sister, Norma Colby of Florida. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren- Christina M. Carroll of Virginia, Michael J. Carroll, USAF retired, of Oklahoma, Tamara L. Carroll of Brooklyn, New York, Joshua J. Carroll of North Carolina, and great grandchildren- Nolan, Alexis, Daylen, Bostyn, and Kallan Mae.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Chaplin.
The family extends great thanks for the compassion and care given to their mother, grandmother and great grandmother by the staffs of the Taylor Community, of Lakes Region General Hospital, and of the Central N.H. VNA & Hospice, who were all angels of love.
There shall be no calling hours per her request.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
No flowers please. Donations in Joyce's memory, per her request, may be made to the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region, PO Box 7454, Laconia, NH 03247 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.