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Joyce Elaine (Ready) Eagan

We regretfully announce the passing of Joyce Elaine (Ready) Eagan, of Danvers, who passed away at The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loved ones on May 29, 2022, after a struggle with dementia.

Joyce was born in Ipswich on December 30, 1943, the daughter of the late Kenneth B. and Blanche E. (Deveau) Ready. She is predeceased by her mother, her father, her brother Brian Ready, and her infant son Jaime. She is survived her daughter Julie Pugh (son-in-law Ralph Pugh), her sons Steven and Sean Eagan, her sisters Marcia Alexopoulos and Carole Wescott (brother-in-law Lee Wescott), her grandchildren Sarah and Emily Pugh, Jessica Eagan, and Jaime Eagan, several nieces and nephews, and her companion of many years, Robert Calder. 

She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed gardening and knitting, making the most beautiful homemade sweaters and afghan blankets. She was an avid animal lover and especially loved dogs. She made friends with everyone she met.

Her family is grateful to know that she is finally at peace.  She will be forever loved and remembered.

Hours of visitation will be Friday, June 3, from noon to the hour of her funeral service at 2 pm at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center or The Kaplan Family Hospice House in Joyce’s memory.


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