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David Joy

Compliled by: Rev, Sue Murphy

David Joy, 82, architect, stained glass artist, lover of the outdoors, prolific writer and poet, loving husband, father and active community member, died on Jan. 1, 2024, in Burlington, Vermont. Originally from Maine, (North Haven, Portland and Alfred), he moved to Bristol, Vermont to be closer to family after retirement. David was the only son of Austin and Barbara (Stone) Joy. He graduated from Deering High School and attended Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1986. He co-founded Joy & Hamilton Architects in Maine with his college roommate, Bill Hamilton. He was a supportive and loving husband to Torrey (Smith) Joy for 49 years. Time with family and friends was always a pleasure and a good opportunity for a funny poem, clever gift, or treasure hunt for the kids. He loved to travel and marvel at the architecture and design in the U.S. and Europe. Dave was an active member and volunteer with several Maine organizations, including Sanford Kiwanis Club, where he gave much time in service to the community. He was the longest serving board member of the York County Shelter and devoted over 30 years to help struggling people in the community. He is survived by his wife Torrey, son Tim and wife Elin, son Nick and wife Xiaoli, and grandson Austin. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Donations in his honor can be made to Homeward Bound, Addison County Humane Society, Middlebury, VT; Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 990 Sanford ME 04073; or York County Shelter Programs, 147 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred ME 04002. Arrangements have been made by Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury VT. Read his full obituary here.

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