Joyce (Cooley) Brown
84 of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 17, 2016 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Arthur “Leroy” Brown for 61 years. Born in Providence, Rhode Island she was the daughter of the late Alden and Florrie Cooley. She was a graduate of Cranston High School and worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Executive Department for Amica Mutual Insurance Company for 42 years before retiring. Mrs. Brown was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Warwick Country Club. Joyce’s loving brother Bobby, for whom she cared for throughout much of his life, predeceased her in 1993. Besides her husband, she is survived by her two goddaughters Stacey (Murphy) Fritsche of Warwick and Jodi (Murphy) Purcell of West Greenwich.
Services and burial will be private.
Kevin Haxton - 12/03/2016
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Joyce, I always had fond memories of her during our years at Warwick Country Club. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Bob Coleman - 12/05/2016
Art, I am very saddened to hear of Joyce's passing. Over many years we shared family history from her mom, bobby, the Metcalfes and Farnams. My prayers are with you. Bob, North Palm Beach, Florida
Sue Hart - 02/28/2017
Uncle Art, Stacey, and Jodi, I have struggled with the loss of dear Aunt Joyce-it has been hard for me to come to terms with. I know she had been failing but she was always sweet. I am so thankful for the visits we were able to have during our past trips to RI. One of the last times, I had Dennis record the two of you talking. That is a cherished memory for me. Stacey and Jodi, thank you for the love you have given both Uncle Art and Aunt Joyce through the years. I know they love you-