Joy Gurrie, age 71

of Ipswich

Joy Gurrie, age 71

Joy Gurrie, age 71, of Ipswich, passed away, Tuesday, August 15, 2023 after a brief illness.

Joy will be greatly missed by her many friends and her family, especially her stepdaughter Jennifer and husband Mladen Malkovich, as well as her granddaughter, Kaya and her granddog, Roxy. Joy was a devoted stepmother, amazing Meme, loving friend, talented artist, avid beach-goer, dedicated spiritual seeker, and passionate environmental advocate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joy’s memory may be made to 350 Mass, a grassroots climate movement organization of which Joy was a founding member since 2014, or the Ridhwan School, which was Joy’s beloved spiritual community (please select ‘DH Retreats 5’ under Scholarships on the donation page).


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  • Joy and her amigas bonding in NYC.

  • Joy was a great climate activist!

  • Dear Joy,

    Remembering our times together standing at a rally, on the floor painting signs, or sitting in the Century House for dinner, brings a smile of Joy to my face. I know you are with us in spirit. Wish you could give us a little extra kick to get this Earth of ours healthy again. Perhaps you are! Yep, just felt that spring o desire from wherever you are!🙏❤️🙏

    I will never forget as we left The Century House when you stopped and said, “Mary, I love you!.” It was a special moment and we hugged. That is who you are, Joy.


  • I was saddened to learn of Joy’s passing. She was one of the first persons to read and comment on my first book, which I so appreciated. Her environmental activism was only eclipsed by her kindness. We sure could use more Joy Gurrie’s in this complicated world.

  • The true definition of a “lady” = Joy Gurrie!
    Gentle, caring, intelligent…I’m proud to have known her …she was a good friend!

  • As Jim and I celebrate 64 yrs of marriages and having just learned that we have lost joy we think of how much joy was part of our past joy was.we spent many wonderful times together.mm2 of my grandchildren will never forget “auntie joy” and all the special times she was part of our mental and spiritual life. Go in peace dear joy. Edie and Jim collins