In Loving Memory of Joyce Margaret Maranville
Joyce has been a part of our extended family at Our Little Roses for many years. Thank you for supporting her legacy of love and support for our girls. Joyce and Irvin believed in the transformation of lives through education and the power of faith. Our Little Roses' family extends our deepest condolences to all of Joyce's family and friends.
Joyce Margaret (Mee) Maranville passed away peacefully just short of her 91st birthday on August 18, 2022 in Punta Gorda, Florida. She was born on August 26, 1931 in London, England, to the late Rosamond Mae Dunstone Mee (Parker) and Arthur Wiliam Mee.
Growing up in Plymouth, England, Joyce attended Pryor’s Academy in Plymouth. Joyce met Irvin Maranville who served aboard the USS Hamul when he was stationed in Plymouth. Joyce and her mother moved to New York in 1950, and in June 1951, she was engaged to Irvin in East Wallingford Vermont. In September of that year, Joyce traveled to California and was married September 5th at St Peter’s Chapel in Vallejo CA. After Irvin’s discharge from the Navy, Joyce and Irvin traveled cross-country, settling in Rutland, where Irvin was proprietor of the Orange Disc Gulf Station. During this time, their first three children (Stephen, Deborah, Pamela) were born. In 1958, Irvin joined the Vermont State Police, and the family lived in Essex Junction and Essex Center (where Trevor and Jessica joined the family), Colchester, and Rutland. Joyce became a United States citizen in 1959. Joyce was a court reporter, working at the Vermont District Court, as an owner of Court Reporters Associates, and the federal court in both Burlington and Rutland, retiring in 1995. Joyce and Irvin moved to Anna Maria Island in 2000, enjoying both the warmer weather and the ocean (that she loved as she grew up in England).
Joyce and Irvin (and the children) were always active in the Episcopal Church, first at Trinity Church in Rutland, then St. James in Essex Junction, and returning to Trinity Church in Rutland. Joyce and Irvin were directors of the Rock Point Summer Conferences (1970 and 1971) and were involved in the Faith Alive and Vermont Cursillo programs. Joyce lived a life of faithful devotion to her faith and her church and her family. Joyce was always involved in activities with her church and family, including youth group activities, vestry, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, church activities, and much much more. She knitted and sewed many projects, including fine needlepoint and quilts.
In October 1986, Joyce and Irvin were ordained as deacons at Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vermont. Their service as deacons to their church family and friends was an important and large part of their lives, and they continued to serve from 2000 at the Church of the Annunciation on Anna Maria Island Florida until their second retirement in 2015. Joyce and Irvin traveled through the Holy Land, England, Bermuda, and many places in the United States. In November 2018 Joyce moved to Punta Gorda after the death of her husband.
Joyce is survived by her son, Stephen A Maranville (Nancy) of Punta Gorda Florida; daughters, Deborah J (Maranville) Wallis of Norwich Vermont, Pamela A (Maranville) Deluca (Jeffrey) of Fairfield Connecticut, and Jessica M (Maranville) LaPlante (Thomas) of Falmouth Maine. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Irvin Walter Maranville and her son Trevor A Maranville (both in 2018); her parents, and sister Stella (Mee) Appleby. She is remembered and loved by seventeen grandchildren; Kelley (Maranville) Herrera (Cesar) of Punta Gorda FL, Lisa (Maranville) Montoya (Stephen) of Tampa FL, Peter Wallis (Karen Tran) of Santa Monica CA, Elizabeth Wallis Margeson (Jason) of Westbrook Maine, John Wallis (Carla Santosoussa) of Olmstead Falls OH, Sarah Wallis of Pittsford, VT, Jessica Deluca and Sarah Deluca of Santa Monica CA, Emily (Deluca) Strand (Matthew) of Guilford CT, Allie Deluca of Fairfield CT, Thomas Maranville (Deborah) of Underhill VT, Tyler Maranville of Morrisonville NY, Michael Maranville of Essex Junction VT, Robert Maranville (Ashley) of Essex Center VT, Joseph LaPlante of Maitland, FL, Samuel LaPlante (Stephanie) of Warwick RI, and Jacob LaPlante (Alexa) of Stamford CT. Her great-grandchildren include: Kira, Kyle, Kaden Herrera; Emma Tran Wallis; Baileigh, Rebecca, and Markus Margeson; Riley, Dylan, Elliot and Ainsley Joy Montoya; Colton and William Maranville; and Hunter, Skylar, and Jade Whalon.
Friends and family are invited to the celebration of Joyce’s life and Funeral Service on Saturday, August 20, at 2:00 pm at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217. Burial will be at a later date at the Maple Grove Cemetery in East Wallingford Vermont. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West Bradenton, FL 34207 is in charge of the arrangements.