Joyce C. Fishbein, 81


SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Joyce C. Fishbein passed away on Sept. 1 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the beloved wife of Stanley Fishbein for 33 years. Born in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late David and Rose (Brosman) Dallen, she had lived in Rhode Island since 1986, previously living in Florida. She was a registered nurse for 30 years.  Joyce was a graduate of Catonsville Community College and Barry University.  She was a member of Mensa.

She was the devoted mother of Michelle Johnson and her husband, Charles, of Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ronni Dowd and her partner, Lois Kirby, of Ashville, North Carolina; Terri Abbruzzese and her husband, Michael, of West Coventry; and she was the dear stepmother of Leslie Fishbein and her husband, Thomas Sebestyen, of Lennox, Massachusetts; and Richard Fishbein and his wife, Roberta, of Saratoga, New York.  She was the cherished sister of Leslie Bass and her husband, the late Bertram, of Orlando, Florida. She was the loving grandmother of Jennifer, Joshua, Michael, Allyson, Arielle, Emma, Zachary and Dana.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St. #306, Providence, RI 02906 or RI Food Bank, 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.