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Joyce C. (Devine) Brennan of Arlington passed away on Dec. 8, 2016. Dear daughter of Rita and the late Thomas Devine of Arlington. Loving mother of Kerri and her husband Nick Petri of Boston and Jillian and her husband Kevin Sullivan of Maryland and grandmother of Callie. Joyce is survived by her siblings; Ellen, Thomas Jr. and his wife Donna, Sally Camara and her husband Frank, Daniel and his wife Valerie, Maryjane, Rita, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Joyce lived in Arlington and worked for 25 years as a C.T. Technician at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. As beautiful as she was smart, Joyce lit up every room she ever entered. She carried herself with class,elegance and exuded love. She was selfless, strong and courageous and lived life to the fullest. She loved her family more than anything and especially enjoyed snuggling with her granddaughter Callie. She spent countless hours shopping with her sisters, daughters and nieces and would never say no to a Pumpkin Spice Latte. She proudly completed the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer four times with her "Party of Five", appreciating every step. She spent many nights around Grammy's kitchen table catching up with family. She loved to read, travel, drink wine with her girlfriends and spend time on Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine.
Her love and memory will inspire family and friends forever.

Relatives and friends invited to visit on Sunday at the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and to the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:00 am in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. Interment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to The Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology c/o Development Office MGH 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.