Joyce B. Ayotte
Joyce B. Ayotte, 89, of Blair Road, Cumberland Head, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at her home with her family by her side under the care of Hospice of the North Country. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on May 3, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Parker) Brandell. Joyce received her nursing degree from Mercy Hospital in Watertown, N.Y., and worked at Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, before joining the family business, Bay View Dairy, on Cumberland Head. For over 30 years Joyce, bred and showed Tibetian Terriers. She traveled the United States extensively competing in shows. Joyce won with four breeds at the Westminster Dog Show. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh, the Tibetian Terrier Club of America and enjoyed bowling.
She was predeceased by her parents and a daughter, Patricia Toyo.
Joyce is survived by her husband of 64 years, Clarence Richard "DA" Ayotte, their children, John "Jack" Ayotte and his wife Debra of Londonderry, Vt., Carol Holzer and her husband Bill of Plattsburgh and Michelle Ayotte of Shepardsville, Ky.; her grandchildren, Cory, Jayme and Samantha Ayotte, Alaina and Mack Holzer, Theresa (Adam) Thomasson, Catherine, Mary, Hope and Charity Shepardson, great-grandchildren Lucy Ayotte and Caleb Thomasson, her brother and sister-in-law Richard "Dick" and Anne Brandell of Plattsburgh, several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church.
Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country or the Tibetian Terrier Rescue in care of Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at
Published on September 17, 2019


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