C. Joyce (Timberlake) MacDonald, age 81

of Kingston

C. Joyce (Timberlake) MacDonald, age 81

C. Joyce (Timberlake) MacDonald, age 81, of Kingston, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, surrounded by her loving family.

Joyce was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Gale and Mae (Timberlake) Timberlake. She was raised in Buffalo, New York and moved to Quincy as a teenager, graduating from Quincy High School, Class of 1956. She had lived in Kingston for seventeen years, previously in Quincy for most of her life.

She had been employed as a secretary for eight years at the Boston Medical Center. Earlier, Joyce had worked several years as a teacher’s aide for Quincy Public Schools.

Joyce was a woman of faith and was a longtime active member of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy, where she enjoyed many friendships. She was a member of the church choir and the Friendship Circle. Over the years, she had participated and volunteered in various church programs.

Most of all, Joyce was dedicated to her family and her cherished grandchildren. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially during the holidays and the Christmas season.

Beloved wife for sixty-one years of Robert E. MacDonald.

Devoted mother of Kimberly A. Jones of Kingston and her late husband Ronald, Linn C. Casey and her husband Kevin of Braintree, Kurt J. MacDonald and his wife Jeannette of Hull.

Loving grandmother of Caitlinn, Colleen, Caroline and Sean Casey, Robert, Ian, Kristen and Trevor MacDonald.

Joyce was the last of nine siblings and was the dear sister of Rebecca Peterson of Weymouth and was pre-deceased by Evelyn, Lois, Janet, Patricia, Jerry, Brian and Joel Timberlake.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, Tuesday, September 17th at 10 o’clock. Reverend John W. Culp, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Fort Square Presbyterian Church Mission Committee, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • My Beautiful sister you will be missed and I love to the sky and back. I know you are in Jesus hands. Your smile was contagious and always a ray of sunshine. Love to Bob and your whole family

  • My deepest sympathy and loving prayers as you mourn the loss of dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister – and all the many family members and friends who cherished Joyce. She was a dear friend and Sister-in-Christ to me and so many of us at Fort Square Church. We will miss her sweet smiles and tender embraces, and are so grateful for her life and testimony. Though our hearts are saddened at her loss to us here, we rejoice that she is now forever with Jesus, and we will be reunited in Heaven! God Bless You All! With love and prayers, Polly Duncan for all the Duncans

  • Dear Bob and family, One by one our wonderful Lord and Savior is calling His flock home . All things shall be new for Joyce, she is seeing the glory of the Lord and probably singing a duet with Lois and having a great reunion with friends and family who have gone on before. Yet it leaves a hole in the lives of family and friends left behind. Praying that Gods comfort, goodness and mercy will be with you all in the days ahead. Love and many fond memories, your old friends , Lloyd and Izzy

  • Dear Joyce I am so sure you are in the arms of the angels but you will be forever missed in this earthly life. You have left such an incredible legacy in the beautiful children and grandchildren, who will miss your sweet smile and infectious laugh, as well as, that stern look when they needed it. I am sure they all will practice the many life lessons you have taught and demanded of them. Now, you can rest in peace your work is done. I will miss the many wonderful conversations we shared. For now , from the other grandmother see you later Joyce.

  • Please accept our deepest sympathies . We will miss our backyard neighbor and friend. We will always remember Joyce as a warm and friendly neighbor who made our transition to Kingston a smooth one. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and Kim during this difficult time.