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Obituary: Joyce Rothman, 64, of Onset, formerly of Sharon

Funeral services will be held Monday.

Joyce (Lippa) Rothman, 64, of Onset, MA, formerly of Sharon, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2012 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Joyce was a devoted mother and grandmother, sister and friend. Joyce leaves behind her daughter Karen Robinson and her husband Thomas as well as her grandchildren Alexa and Tyler, all of Attleboro, MA. She is also survived by her brothers Eric Lippa and his wife Diane of Malott, WA, and Marc Lippa and his wife Kris of Ocean Park, ME.

Joyce had been in the nursing field for over 40 years as well as becoming an accomplished syndicated columnist. Everything Joyce did was with grace, a positive outlook, and an overall sense of sincerity and hope. Her battle with cancer was no exception. Joyce wrote a weekly column for Gatehouse Media entitled "Lessons from Cancer" which was printed in over 300 publications. Additionally, Joyce's blog http://makingsenseofitall.joycerothman.com chronicled her journey with cancer providing all her readers with support, inspiration, and courage.

Funeral services for Joyce Rothman will be on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021. Family, friends and colleagues are respectfully invited to attend. At the family's request, a private burial service will follow.

A gathering of those who knew and loved Joyce will be at the home of Karen and Thomas Robinson on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, Joyce requested that donations in her memory be made to either the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241 donate@lungcanceralliance.org or to the Single Parent Family Outreach, Attn: Alicia Johnson, P.O. Box 1361, Brookline, MA 02446 www.singleparentfamilyoutreach.org.

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