Joyce D. Bergholtz

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Joyce D. Bergholtz

Joyce D. Bergholtz Rockport, MA - Joyce Bergholtz passed away peacefully, early Christmas Morning at her home in Rockport, surrounded by her family. Joyce’s family was her life and we will miss her exuberance and zest for living.
Joyce was born in Reading, Mass., to Joseph and Rita Doherty and graduated from Reading Memorial High School and Westbrook Junior College in Portland, Maine. She was a professional dancer and conducted a dancing school in Lynnfield for several years. She was married to Peter Bergholtz for 57 years and brought her family up in Wakefield where she was town tennis champion and league titlist. Her athletic ability was passed to her four children as they all were college athletes. She was a regular golfer and tennis player at Bass Rocks Golf Club. Joyce was also an avid and expert gardener and cook. Her sense of community was fulfilled by her membership with the Rockport Garden Club and the Old Garden Beach Association along with volunteer activities at many other organizations. She was predeceased by her sister Susan and brother Peter and survived by her brothers, Patrick, Jack and Dennis as well as her husband Peter, her children and their spouses: Steven and Katherine Bergholtz, Scott and Erica Bergholtz, Jeff and Nancy Bergholtz and Amy and David Jones; and her grandchildren, Spencer, Sheridan, Riley, Annie, Jillian, Lindsay and Scott Bergholtz and Henry, Will and Nate Jones. The entire family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Day By Day Adult Care and Rhonda and Tiffany from Connected Home Care for their exceptional treatment of Joyce during the last phase of her life.
A private family service will be held at the Headlands on Saturday, December 29, 2018 to be followed by a public reception at The Fish Shack in Dock Square, Rockport, from 12 to 3 p.m. where all are welcome. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at:
Published on December 27, 2018
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Jack and Sandy Holbert
Dec 28, 2018
We are sorry to hear of Joyce passing. We enjoyed their company at Captiva Island. It has been years since they vacation at Captiva but we have never forgotten Peter and Joyce. Sweet memories. May God be with you all.
Carol Byrne Parker
Dec 28, 2018
So sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. A long time friend from high school days and such a special person. She had the greatest smile and sweet demeanor. Peter, I am keeping the Bergholz and Doherty families in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Parker
Tracey Tompkins Glynn
Dec 27, 2018
Dear Bergholtz family,
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Bergholtz's passing. I remember her smile and friendly personality from many years ago. My thoughts are with you all!
Love Tracey Tompkins Glynn
Donna and Sal
Dec 27, 2018
Joyce was one of a kind no one will ever match. She was kind loving and WE are the lucky ones to have been able to call her friend! You will forever be in our hearts REST IN PEACE NOW JOYCE WE WILL MISS YOU.