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Obituary: Joyce Ann Hojohn, 1938-2014, Winooski

Published July 7, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.


Joyce Ann Hojohn, 76, a longtime resident of Winooski, Vt., died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Joyce was born in Burlington, Vt., on February 2, 1938, the daughter of Bernard and Rena (Pelkey) Bessette. She was proud to have received her GED in 1982, and was employed for many years at the University of Vermont.

She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Joyce is survived by two children, Kimberly Elkins and husband David, and David Hojohn Sr. and Dawn Duffey; grandchildren Jeremy Ernsperger, Amber Kramer, Ashley Hojohn, and David Hojohn Jr.; several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Elizabeth Russell, and Julie Nunnick and husband Walter; her brother, Floyd Kilburn and wife Connie; her partner of many years, Floyd Wescott; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Albert Kilburn.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, July 3 at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Online condolences can be shared with the family at

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