Ann Robinson Joyce

July 9, 1930 - Oct. 13, 2023

Ann Robinson Joyce, 93, of Hyattville, Wyo., and Brooklin, Maine, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at the residence of her son in Manderson, Wyo.
Ann was born in New London, Conn., on July 9, 1930, the daughter of O.P. Robinson and Ann Scroggie Robinson, and grew up in Groton, Conn. She graduated from Abbot Academy in Andover, Mass., and Smith College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in landscape architecture. Ann married Ensign Jack Berry Joyce on Aug. 1, 1953, at her family’s home in Waterford, Conn. They made their home in Albuquerque, N.M., and later in Somerset, New Jersey, where Ann and Jack raised their three children, John, Ann and William. Ann was active in the Smith College Alumni Club and Trinity Episcopal Church and participated in many activities at Princeton University.
After Jack’s retirement, they spent over 30 years in Hyattville, Wyo., and Brooklin, Maine, enjoying the cross country drive each spring and fall. They thoroughly enjoyed entertaining Maine friends in Wyoming and Wyoming friends in Maine. Ann loved the sea air and coastline and her friends in Brooklin as well as the wide-open spaces of the west and her wonderful Hyattville community.
Ann is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jack B. Joyce of Hyattville, Wyo., and her children John Berry Joyce and his wife Nancy Armstrong Joyce of Manderson, Wyo., Ann Joyce Delano and her husband Joseph Delano of Leverett, Mass., and William “Bill” James Joyce and his wife Elizabeth Lonergan Joyce of Sandy Pond, N.Y. She was a beloved Granny, always with a twinkle in her eye, to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ann was guided by her Episcopal faith during her entire life and devoted many hours to her former congregation, Trinity Church, Princeton, N.J., and current congregations, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyo., and St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill, Maine. Ann was an essential member of the group that founded Neat Repeat, a used clothing resource for the Basin community housed at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
A kind, gracious and modest woman, Ann epitomized service of family and community, and she touched the lives of many with her generosity, devotion to others and community-minded spirit. She was beloved by her children and grandchildren, and positively adored watching them grow, flourish and start their own families. Ann was wise, strong and patient, and guided her family with grace, humor, and dignity. She will be missed beyond words.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at S.t Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyo. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to honor Ann’s memory to St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill, Maine, Neat Repeat at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Basin, Wyo., or the Brooklin Keeping Society in Brooklin, Maine.