Born 2/14/1946
Burlington, Vermont

Died 5/24/2023
Brattleboro, Vermont

Details of services
Graveside committal services will be conducted on June 10th at 2 pm in Westminster West Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband and son.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joyce’s name may be made to, The Thompson House, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, or to Westminster Cares Inc., PO Box 312, Westminster, VT 05158.

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Joyce Ann Ranney, 77, a resident at the Thompson House, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2023 at the facility.

Joyce was born in Burlington, Vermont on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1946, the daughter of Chauncey and Luella (Webster) Mudgett. She was raised and educated in Cambridge, VT and was a graduate of Cambridge High School, Class of 1964. She went on to attend Johnson State College.

On November 12, 1977 in Cambridge, Vermont Joyce was married to Harold Ranney of Dummerston, VT who predeceased her on May 24, 2013.

She and her husband ran their family’s dairy farm in Westminster West from 1982 until 2009.

She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed time shared with her family, especially her grandchildren. Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed taking nature walks, and photography.

Joyce was also a member of the Westminster West Congregational Church and Women’s Fellowship Group.

Survivors include one son, Philip Ranney and his wife Trisha Kneeland of Woodstock, two grandsons, Garrett Ranney of Saxtons River and Sawyer Ranney of Rutland, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one son, Gary Ranney and her brother, Wendell Mudgett.