Joyce K. Brisbois-Weiner

December 2nd, 2011

Joyce K. (Walden) Brisbois-Weiner, of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on December 1, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. 

Joyce was raised and educated in Wilmington, graduating with the Wilmington High School Class of 1961 as Salutatorian. Joyce furthered her education at Bentley College in Waltham where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Law. 

Joyce had a great work ethic and she was always driven to succeed in life and family.  Joyce started her career working for a local accountant and was involved in the real estate market building houses. She started her own bookkeeping and accounting business, steadily building a clientele that she kept throughout her many years in business. Joyce passed the Certified Public Accountants Exam in the early 1980s and soon after opened Joyce K. Brisbois CPA in Wilmington. Joyce was not only very intelligent, she also had a wonderful demeanor.  Over the years, many of Joyce’s faithful clients became close friends. 

Joyce was extremely active and did a great amount of volunteer work.  She loved the town of Wilmington and gave back to her community time and time again. Joyce was a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, a former member of the Wilmington Finance Committee, a Justice of the Peace, a Notary Public, and a faithful member of the Wilmington Rotary Club for over 20 years. Joyce was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club for her continuous devotion to her community. She was very generous with her donations and more so with her time and expertise.  Joyce always found the time to help others and put the needs of others before her own. 

Joyce was also a member of the Association of Certified Public Accountants and a Member of the Board at Winchester Hospital. 

Joyce’s talents were endless. She was a gifted painter, an avid gardener, a landscaper, and she also had a knack for interior decorating.  There wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t try once.  Joyce was a well accomplished woman. 

In her spare time, Joyce liked to golf, go boating, travel with her family and friends, and spending time in Palm Beach with Marvin.   Joyce’s love for her family was unconditional and unwavering.  She beamed with pride whenever she was asked about her husband, children, or grandchildren. Joyce enjoyed celebrating the holidays, special family events, or just sharing a Sunday dinner with Marvin and the kids.  She never missed an opportunity to be with them. Joyce was very proud of the family that she built. 

Joyce will be remembered for her caring ways, her devotion to her family and friends, her generosity to others, and for her willingness to make the world a better place. She was well respected, hardworking, honest, kind, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. 

Joyce was the beloved wife of Marvin Weiner, devoted mother of Amy Weiner of Tewksbury, Francis Brisbois of Wilmington, Andrew Weiner of Billerica, Todd Brisbois, Lauren Weiss, Judith Weiner, Jordan Weiner, and Lindsey Weiss all of Wilmington, loving “Mimi” of Aaron and Alia Weiner and Grace Jean and Sophia Jean Brisbois. Dear sister of Patricia Murphy of Pelham, NH, James “Bill” Walden of Florida, Ralph Barden of Wilmington, Ted Barden of New Hampshire, and Eve Barden of California. Joyce is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and countless friends. 

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Sunday, December 4th from 3-8 p.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church Street (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Joyce’s Funeral Service will be held in the Church on Monday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m. followed by an interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Joyce’s name may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02146.


69 Entries in Guest Book for “Joyce K. Brisbois-Weiner”

  1. Ben DeGennaro Jr. says:

    Marvin I was shocked to hear the news. We all feel terrible. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Ben & Pam DeGennaro

  2. Diane Allan says:

    Dear Marvin: Sadness has filled our hearts to hear about this tragic news. Our prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    Diane and George Allan

  3. Ben & Nicole DeGennaro says:

    Marvin & Family,

    Nicole and I were shocked. We feel terrible. Joyce was a great friend and neighbor for many years. Our prayers are with you. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

    Ben & Nicole DeGennaro

  4. Janet Fitzgerald says:

    Andy – I am so sorry for your loss. I never met your Mom but I know she was a kind and generous woman. Janet Fitzgerald

  5. Todd says:

    Todd, So shocked and sorry to hear of your moms passing. Joyce was a remarkable and kind woman. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Trish and Les Peabody

  6. Frank Vozzella says:

    Joyce was a wonderful person and will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. My sincerest condolences.

  7. Donna Toto and staff as Salon Essence says:

    We are so very shocked and saddened to hear the news of Joyce’s passing. We have known Joyce for many many years and we will really miss her. My Sincere condolences to her children and husband. She was the most givng and generous person that I have ever met. May She rest in peace.

    Donna Toto and Salon Essence

  8. Gene/Julie Ungvarsky says:

    We are shocked and so very sad for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this past week. Our hope is that God’s peace can comfort all of you.

    Gene/Julie Ungvarsky and family

  9. Diana (Imbimbo) Miladin says:

    Dear Marvin and family,
    I am deeply saddened by this news. Joyce was my classmate (WHS 61) and friend long before that. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time, the bonds run deep. Joyce was a very special person. When I did see her she would always tell me how much she loved you, Marvin, and how much she loved her children. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and loved her so well. My heart is with you.

  10. Colucciello Family @ Tewksbury Masonry says:

    We are all so shocked by the news of Joyce’s sudden passing. We have known Joyce and her family/staff for many many years. Honestly one of the most generous and kind hearted woman I knew. She truly will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may God help you through this very difficult time.

  11. Ellen and Bill Goodland from Constant Temperature Systems says:

    Bill and I are shocked and very saddened to hear the news of Joyce’s passing. We will miss her terribly. She was one of the strongest, smartest women we have ever known and relied on her wisdom for 15 years. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family.
    Ellen and Bill Goodland

  12. Shelley Sainato & Judy O'Connell says:

    Dear Todd and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your mother. We will pray that warm memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

    With sympathy,
    Shelley & Judy

  13. Allen and Gail Boutiette says:

    We always said we’d play golf together, we never did. She was our accounting rock and our friend for 23 years, I miss her already. So sorry that she had to leave all of you so suddenly, she loved you so and spoke so highly of all of you.

  14. Don Hill and Ginger Godding-Hill and Family says:

    Dear Marvin ,,,We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Joyce for you and your children,, Joyce was always so kind to us whenever we saw her,, she would always ask how we were, and how our children were,, she just new all the right things to say,, she was a wonderful person,, and we will always carry her kindness in our hearts.. God Bless!

  15. Dianne Chalifour says:

    Dear Frannie and family,
    You mom has been my Accountant since I needed one. But aside from that I knew you and knew she was your mom. She was a wonderful person! I am so sorry and send you my deepest sympathy. I will keep her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I am shocked… and I know there are few words that comfort at a time like this but I hope knowing how many lives she touched and your memories will help you through.

    Blessings, you are in my thoughts.

  16. Carolyn Moon says:

    Dear Jordan & Lauren,

    Ours hearts are heavy with sadness for you and your family. We are so sorry for the very sudden loss of your Mom. Please let us know if we can help you, Elvis and Jacques in any way.

    Your neighbors,
    Carolyn, Mike, Kyle, Kellie, Karissa and Jingles

  17. Carolyn Moon says:

    Dear Jordan & Lauren,

    Our hearts are heavy with sadness for you and your family. We are so sorry for the very sudden loss of your Mom. Please let us know if we can help you, Elvis and Jacques in any way.

    Your neighbors,
    Carolyn, Mike, Kyle, Kellie, Karissa and Jingles

  18. Mabel Bova says:

    I am saddened to hear the news that a very dear classmate , Joyce,has passed. She was always such an inspiration to me.
    She had such love and passion for her family, her career and her employees. I will always remember her…..mourn her death, and keep her spirit alive….as we all journey on our way.

  19. Bob Schull says:

    We are so sorry. She was so happy with her life, her family and her friends. She brought happiness and love to many. We will miss her.
    Bob and Roz

  20. Tina Allan McNally says:

    Marvin and Family

    Our hearts are hurting, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a beautiful person, who touched our lives. She will not be forgotten.

    With love & prayers,
    Tina & Dan

  21. Laurel & Peter Hansen Philllips says:

    Dear Marvin and Family,

    We are so sad to hear about the loss of your Beloved Wife and Mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    We will surely miss the knowing twinkle in her eye.

    With Sympathy,
    Laurel & Peter

  22. Karen & Lou Goldblatt says:

    Dear Marvin – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Our sincere sympathy,
    Karen & Lou Goldblatt and Family

  23. David & Wilma Fraser [Wilmington] says:

    Dear Todd. Our family is shocked to hear of this loss of your mother. You could remember that you and Timothy [Marque & Kevin] were great pals. We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We will put you on our prayer list and will be thinking of you and your family during this time of your mother homegoing. Please aceept our sincere smypathy.
    David & Wilma Fraser & family [Timothy, Marque, Kevin, & Lesleigh]

  24. Gary & Donna Williams from Bay State Pallet says:

    We are very shocked and sadden to hear of the loss of Joyce. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    Our sincere sympathy,
    Gary and Donna Williams

  25. Herb and Nina Greenwald says:

    Dear Marvin and family,
    We’re deeply saddened by this unfortunate circumstance and want you to know how much we revered Joyce. She was special. We wish we could do something to help relieve your pain and that of everyone of Joyce’s family and friends.
    With sympathy,
    Herb and Nina Greenwald

  26. Jan Webster, Florida says:

    Dear Marvin and Family
    I didn’t see her that often but each get together was like we had never been apart. She was the best friend a person could have. I will cherish all my memories of time with her. She was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother, sister any one could possibly have wanted. My thoughts are with you Marvin and family. I will miss her terribly.

  27. Alison Hupper says:

    Joyce was a wonderful, inspiring woman. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
    Thinking of you,
    Alison and Cliff Hupper

  28. Gwen Hupper-Lawson says:


    My words seem small in comparison to your loss. I’m so sorry. Joyce will be missed by so many but most importantly by you (her family). You are in my thoughts and prayers!


  29. Christine Denney says:

    Jordan and Lauren,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. No words can express the pain of losing a loved one. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    Russell, Christine, Josh, Megan, Toby and Lacey Denney

  30. Laura Grasso says:

    Auntie Joyce, you will be greatly missed. You were a spectacular woman and everyone knows that. You were my inspiration in college to succeed as a business woman. I will cherish all of the memories from when I was child playing at your house to the times we all gathered when we got older. May you rest in peace as you join others in your family that has also passed. I love you.


  31. Geoff Glick says:


    I am so incredibly sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your mom. Words simply cannot express my sadness. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my deepest sympathies.


  32. Carissa Newhouse says:

    Dear Judy, Jordan, and Lauren:

    I have this one very vivid memory of your Mom…when I was probably 13, over your house playing and me, Judy, and your Mom were singing and dancing along to Bonnie Raitts ‘Lets give em something to talk about’. Your Mom was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Carissa Newhouse

  33. Cynthia Mitchell says:

    Dear Marvin and family, I met Joyce only once and spent an afternoon boating with Joyce, Marvin, and others in Boston Harbor. It was a delightful day; Joyce and I really connected. Since then she has been a positive, compassionate person in my memory. Her passing is shocking and hard to accept. May she rest in everlasting peace. Sincerely, Cynthia Mitchell, Wakefield, MA

  34. Nancy Mondello says:

    My heart is very sad today for my childhood friend from Winchester. Even though I lived in Woburn, I visited with my Aunt who lived next door to Joyce and her family and we would go to Wedge Pond in the Summers and had picinic’s across the street in the park. Mrs. Walden would make us mayonnaise sandwiches and my Aunt had the milk and cookie for us. I am mostly sad today because Joyce and I did not get to have our (Picinic) lunch date together…My deepest sympathy to you Marvin and to your family. Nancy (O”Connor) Mondello

  35. Bruce Sorrentino says:

    Dear Marvin and family, so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a wonderful and loving person who will be sadly missed by all. May she rest in peace and may you find comfort in the wonderful person she was and the memories you will have of her to cherish forever in your hearts.

    Bruce & Adriana Sorrentino

  36. Michelle Noel says:

    Dear Marvin and family – I hope you find comfort in the many friends, family and well wishes that will come from the fact that Joyce touched a lot of lives. She lived every day to the fullest and left no doubt that she was here! I know she will have the same impact as her spirit lives on.

    Much love, Michelle, Hannah, Kaila and Julia

  37. Sara Kaplan says:

    Judi, Jordan, Lauren, and Lindsay-

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss and offer my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time.


  38. Dana and Elda Sanborn says:

    To the Weiner Family
    Our family has known Joyce for the many years that she was our tax accountant and before that when our daughters Kim and Dianne worked at the Dunkin Donuts in Wilmington, Dianne went on to work with Joyce, she was a great mentor in Dianne’s life – we will be forever grateful to her and will miss her greatly. Our condolences to your family.
    Dana and Elda Sanborn

  39. Bob Butler says:

    Dear Marvin & Family,
    I am so sad to hear of your heartbreaking loss. Will be praying for all of you during this time.

    Bob Butler

  40. Christine Rodriguez says:

    Uncle Marvin & family
    It saddens me that another wonderful member of our family has passed. She was a remarkable person and a great Aunt. I have very fond memories of spending time with her at family gatherings that will last forever. She had always made me feel special. Being so far away is hard to be there for everyone. Please know I love you all and wish I could be there. She was always there for me and made me feel loved.
    My deepest sympathy

  41. Lindsey McKenna says:

    Judi & Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many great memories of times spent with all of you and Joyce. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lindsey McKenna

  42. Kara Colannino says:

    Dear Frannie and Family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the memories of your mom keep you strong during this very difficult time.

    With thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


  43. Susan (Landers)McNamara says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Susan Landers McNamara

  44. Mary Giroux says:

    Fran, Todd, and All,

    A sudden and cruel loss like this is hard to bear. She was a force of nature. An inspiration to all of you and to all that knew her. A matriarch in every sense of the word. I know that the lessons she gave you and the example she set will help you get through the next couple of days. Know that this whole town and surrounding community mourn with you. My sincerest, sympathies to all of you in this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Joyce.

    Mary Giroux

  45. peter says:

    not only this day of news breaks m6 heart it hurts me to tell you what i wish that i could of spent more of my time with you and your family . ,,, i love you and i know Joice is in a better place love your friend Peter Hughes

  46. joanne matses says:

    Marvin and family
    I am shocked and so saddened. By Joyce’s passing. Joyce was my mentor and employer for over 16 years. But most of all she was my friend. We spent many long hours preparing tax returns in a profession that she excelled in. But first and foremost in her life was her family, friends and community. She will be so missed by all that knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this difficult time

  47. Joan (Butt) Tuxbury says:

    Marvin and family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on Joyce’s passing. We were classmates and cheerleaders together and I will always remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  48. Maureen Foresteire says:

    Marvin,Todd, and family,

    I will miss Joyce very much, she was such a wonderful family person.
    Such a caring individual will be greatly missed.

  49. Mrs. Murphy says:

    Todd, Tricia and family,

    I am so sorry for your lose. Will keep you and your family always in my prayers and will be there for Grace if she need that hug or ear.

  50. Jon, Mallary, and Annabel Berkowitz says:

    Dear Lauren,
    We are so so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

    Mallary, Jon, and Annabel

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