DANVERS — Joyce M. (Adrien) Smith, 81, of Danvers, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield, following a short illness.
Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lydia (King) Adrien. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1949.
A beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Joyce has left a beautiful legacy. She was a lover of classical music and the arts, and received a black belt of Uechi Ryo Karate in 1980. She was passionate about all animals especially, Shetland sheepdogs. She was past president of Old Colony Dog Obedience Club, past board of directors of Granite State Shetland Sheepdog Club, and a member of the Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club.
She was a breeder and obedience trainer of Shetland sheepdogs, and received obedience titles in the U.S. and Canada.
A longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Topsfield, she was also an active member of the choir. She worked at Bay state Animal Clinic in Danvers for many years as the front desk receptionist.
She will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her.
Joyce is survived by one son, Bradford Smith; one grandson, Zachary Wells; one brother, Arthur Adrien; one niece, Janice Bowlby Hourihan; and one nephew, Richard Bowlby. She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Wells Bouranis; a sister, Phyllis Bowlby; and a longtime dear friend, Leo McCarron Jr.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 River Road, Topsfield, on Saturday, October 19, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Arrangements by the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Melrose Humane Society, P.O. Box 760668, Melrose, MA 02176, or at www.MelroseHumaneSociety.com. To sign her guest book, or for directions, please visit www.SalemFuneral.com.