Joyce L. Choate

Joyce L Choate age 74, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2017 at her home. As a teacher for 42 years, she was passionate about her work. She held a master’s degree in education from Westfield State College. Most recently, Joyce taught students in the Manatee County School District although 21 years of her career was in the Litchfield School District as a teacher of 7th grade science and Director of Professional Development until retirement in 2006. Joyce was a state finalist for New Hampshire’s Teacher of the year in 1996. She was a woman of deep faith as a member of the Catholic Church. Joyce lived life to the fullest and was devoted to her family and her teaching.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, James, and her brother, Richard Levere. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Michelle Choate of Hollis, NH, Jodi O’Meara of Parrish, FL and Jonathan and Susanne Choate of Princeton, MA and her 4 beloved grandchildren, Emily Choate, Jennifer Choate, Aidan Choate and Elijah Choate.

A Mass for Joyce will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 West Hollis St. in Nashua on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10am followed by a reception at Alpine Grove at 11:30. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jimmy Fund.