SOUTHWICK: Joyce M. (Knudsen) Wilder (1938-2015) 76, passed away on March 29, 2015. Born in Springfield, she resided in Southwick over thirty years. She had served on the Southwick Disability Advisory Board; and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Westfield. Joyce is survived by a son, Albert A. Wilder Jr. and his wife Missy, of Lebanon, CT ; a daughter, Jennifer L. Cooling of Clinton, NJ; a half-brother, Richard Bissonnette of W. Springfield; 4 grandchildren, Meagan, Michael, Jeri-Anne and Elizabeth; 7 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Dorothy (Stone) Knudsen; and a sister, Shirley Vatousiou.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Westfield Homeless Cat Rescue Project, 1124 East Mountain Rd. or to First United Methodist Church, 6 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085. Assisting the family is Southwick Forastiere Family Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick. www.forastiere.com