Caroline Joyal

Obituary of Caroline E. Joyal

Caroline E. (Swanson) Joyal (85) passed on April 21, 2024 with family at her side. Born in Hinsdale, NH, she was the daughter of Edwin and Marcia (Stanclift) Swanson.

Caroline worked as an administrative assistant for many years at the Belchertown State School and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 239. She was happiest when spending time with her grandchildren and had a great love of the ocean and her gardens and houseplants. She also enjoyed square dancing, skiing, playing board games, feeding the songbirds that frequented her yard, and walks around town and along the beach in York, Maine.

Caroline will be dearly missed by her husband of 61 years, Samuel Joyal, her daughters Sheila Janocha (Peter), Kimberly Croke (Barry) and Heidi Terault (Christopher), and her grandchildren, Nicole, Thomas, Michael, Karen, and Alexandria.

She is also survived by her loving siblings, Beverly, Geraldine, Marcia (Marty), Donna, Evelyn (Mike), James (Gail), and Bertha, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Judy, and brothers, Edwin, and Carl.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home. Friends and family may gather at 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home before the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi. Burial will take place in South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Caroline’s memory to NORD at or to BARC at

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Beers & Story Funeral Homes, Belchertown
10 Maple Street
Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Monday, April 29, 2024
St. Francis of Assisi
24 Jabish Street
Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
(413) 323-6272
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