A fantastic mother and a performer

NORTH READING — Joyce L. (Wulleman) Doyle, 74, of North Reading, formerly of Allston, died unexpectedly at her home on January 17, 2022. She was the wife of the late Kenneth A. Doyle.

Born in Boston on September 19, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Tanya (Alpin) Wulleman.

Joyce was raised and attended school in North Reading. She worked at the J.T. Berry Center as a cook and she also worked at Abbott Shoe. She liked to decorate cakes and was an avid collector of antiques. Joyce was a member of the Candy Collectors of America and won Miss Londonderry Fair in 1962. She ran a booth in the North Reading July 4th festivities, which she enjoyed a lot. She was a fantastic mother and in her words this was her greatest achievement. She was a performer at heart.

Family members include her sons, Daniel Killpartrick and Bill Ellis; her daughter, Sue Ellis and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Bellino; her brother, Roger Wulleman; grandchildren, Ian Killpartrick, Aidan Killpartrick, Nicholas Killpartrick, Kenneth Ellis, Brianna Ellis (Ribeiro), and her great-grandchild Hoxton Killpartrick.

Services will be private and are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading (www.croswellfuneralhome.com). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.