Joyce E. (Scadova) Painchaud, 65, a resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, June 5, 2023, surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born a daughter to the late Geraldine (Johnson) and Francis Scadova on May 27, 1958, in Keene. She was educated locally at Keene High School class of 1978.
On February 22, 1986, Joyce exchanged vows with the love of her life David E. Painchaud Sr.
Joyce moved to Syracuse New York and enjoyed raising her son with her husband. After moving back to Keene, Joyce enjoyed her time working for The Keene Sentinel until her retirement in 2013. Along with working, Joyce enjoyed crafting, baking, and working on her flower gardens. Everyone that knew her knew that she was a very social woman and could spark up a conversation with anyone. Most importantly, Joyce loved being with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Mrs. Painchaud is survived by her husband, David Painchaud Sr. of Swanzey, Her son David Painchaud II and his wife Abigail of Keene. She is also survived by her five siblings, Thomas Scadova and wife Donna of Florida, Robert Scadova of Swanzey, Arnold Scadova and significant other Arlene Edes of Keene, Glenn Scadova and wife Bella Donna of Arizona, Gary Scadova and wife Xin Lin of Washington, and sister-in-law Donna of Merrimack, two grandchildren Knox Painchaud and Scout Painchaud, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, extended family and friends. Joyce is predeceased by her parents and her brother, William Scadova who passed in 2014.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations be made out to Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.