Joyce (Roberts) Glock, 76, died at home Nov. 25, 2009, after a valiant fight against cancer.

Born in Amesbury, Mass., March 15, 1933, Joy developed an early love for language, literature and education. A member of Massachusetts Girls State and Daughters of the American Revolution, Joy graduated in 1955 from Jackson College at Tufts University.

After travelling the Orient and enjoying the single life in San Francisco, she married Richard A. Glock in 1962 and spent the next 32 years in Short Hills and Hampton, N.J., raising a family and developing many lifelong friendships. During her time in New Jersey, Joy wore many hats, including fundraising for local educational organizations.

She went on to provide administrative support at Lafayette College in both the Spanish language department and Williams Center for the Arts. During the 11 years Joy worked at the college, she proudly watched each of her four children graduate from Lafayette.

Upon retirement, Joy traded in her professional cap for a gardener’s hat and returned to her beloved New England, settling in Lincolnville. She indulged her love of travel with frequent trips to Europe as part of the Ursinus College ’54 Travelers and returned several times to her much-loved Ireland.

In 2007 Joy and Richard took a memorable transoceanic voyage on the Queen Mary II. Joy was active in her local community as a member of the Lincolnville Improvement Association, Tanglewood 4H Learning Center, Lincolnville Recreation Committee, Comprehensive Plan Committee, Lincolnville Bi-Centennial Committee and as a Camden Library volunteer.

Of all the hats Joy wore, her favorites were those of loving wife, nurturing mother, doting grandmother and spoiler of dogs. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard; four children Peter, Alexia, Tara and Neal; and seven grandchildren, Justin and Hannah Glock, Emma, Thomas, Margaret and Claire Sheeleigh, and Bennett Glock.

She will be deeply missed but forever remembered with love and laughter. A celebration of Joy’s life will be held in the summer of 2010 in Lincolnville.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 407, Belfast, ME 04915.

Online condolences may be placed at crabielripostafuneralhome.com.