Joyce R. (Raine) Hill

September 11, 1931 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Joyce Hill Obituary

Joyce R. Lafond Hill

Joyce Hill, 92 of Crown Point passed away peacefully on January 5, 2024, at Elderwood Nursing Home of Ticonderoga.  

Born on September 11, 1931, Joyce was the daughter of the late Victor and Florence (Sullivan) Raine.  She loved Crown Point and was proud to say she was a lifelong resident.  

On December 16, 1951, Joyce married Ray Lafond and together they raised four children, Diane, Terry, Victor, and Annette.  After Ray’s passing, she married Walter Hill.

To Joyce, her family was first and foremost in her life.  She was always happiest when she had her family around her.  She loved her nursing career, but willingly gave it up to work side by side with her husband, Ray when they opened The Village Bake Shop in 1968.

Years later, working at Fort Ticonderoga became her new love.  Joyce really enjoyed watching her two grandchildren perform in the Fife and Drum Corps.  Over her years working at the fort, she made many friends for which she was truly grateful.

Joyce loved to travel and was fortunate to make many bus trips with her friends and traveling partner Pat Sawyer, who was a lifelong friend. She also enjoyed train travel, taking two cross country trips. An exciting trip to Pearl Harbor was also a favorite of hers with her special friend Jim Webster.

Joyce was predeceased by her first husband Ray Lafond and her second husband Walter Hill.  She is survived by her four children, Diane (Tom) Thatcher, Terry (Arthur) Miclette, Victor (Carol) Lafond, Annette (Tyler) Towne and stepson Chris (Linda) Hill of Florida.  Also surviving Joyce are nine grandchildren, Joshua (Crystal) Thatcher, Justin Thatcher, Jonathan Thatcher, David (Sarah) Miclette, Brian (Toni) Miclette, Eric (Jodi) Lafond, Nicole Lafond, Jake Towne and Jimmy Towne as well as six great grandchildren.  

Calling hours will be Thursday January 11th from 5 to 7 pm at Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry.  A funeral mass will take place on Friday, January 12th at 2 pm. at Sacred Heart Church in Crown Point.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Country SPCA, Elizabethtown, NY or the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Patriot Unit, Elderwood of Ticonderoga for their kindness and compassion during Joyce’s time there.

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January 11, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harland Funeral Home
4279 Main St
Port Henry, NY 12974

Funeral Mass
January 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
Rt. 9N
Crown Point, NY 12928


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