Joyce Anne (Lenkiewicz) Dabene
Of South Weymouth
It is with our deepest sadness that we announce Joyce Anne (Lenkiewicz) Dabene, 66, of South Weymouth, MA, gained her angel wings on January 5, 2022, hand in hand with her two loving children after a tough battle with Covid-19. Her passing was unexpected but we will cherish in our hearts the fond memories that we all have shared with my mother, Joyce. The impact that she made on our lives throughout her time on this earth will forever live on in each one of us.
Joyce was born to the late Florence (Covino) and Edward J. Lenkiewicz on September 9, 1955 in Chelsea, MA. Joyce is a devoted and loving mother to Nicole Ashley Dabene and Paul Dabene, Jr., both of Boston. She was married to her husband, Paul Dabene, of Weymouth, for 35 years and is survived by her sister, Paula Lenkiewicz, of Chelsea, and her brother, Edward Lenkiewicz, of Everett.
Joyce graduated from Chelsea High School in 1973 and began working at the Federal Reserve Bank. Following that, Joyce worked for the Department of Social Services in Boston where she met her husband, Paul, who was installing phones in the office. After getting married, the two lived in the North End of Boston for a few years before relocating to Weymouth, MA, to raise their two children. Once her first child arrived, Joyce went on to perform her one true calling of being a devout and dedicated stay at home mom. There was truly no one more suited for this job and no one more passionate. She lived for her kids; all the dreams that she held in her heart for them will forever live on in their spirits.
Joyce was the most selfless person; she always put everyone else’s needs and wants ahead of her own. Everything she did was for everyone else and her hands worked without fail, day and night. Whether she was sewing a pillowcase, making a bow for a gift, or serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert for her kids, she truly never stopped. The meals and treats she made were always gourmet, yet effortless, for her. I have yet to figure out how she could whip up something amazing out of barely nothing. And while her Italian cuisine can’t be outshined, Tuesdays will never be the same without her tacos. Above all that, she lived for her kid’s happiness and success. She dedicated herself to giving her kids the best life she possibly could, and it was perfect. Mom was and always will be our biggest cheerleader; she never once missed any event or adventure that we wanted to take, and always had flowers and a smile on her face as she watched us grow into the people that we are today. I can’t think of one soccer game, let alone practice, that she didn’t attend. Mom put forth her best self in everything she did and she wouldn’t stop until she knew that what she was giving was truly perfect.
Joyce will forever be remembered for her heart; not only did it put forth so much love, it was so perfect that up until the last second of her life, her heartbeat was unflawed. You truly only had to meet my mom for two minutes to know how much love she had to give and how kind and caring of a woman she was. The memories, life lessons, and the ways in which she touched each and every one of us will allow for my mom to live on in our hearts and spirits. To have known my mom is to have loved my mom.
Always and Forever.
Arrangements for Joyce Anne Dabene will be posted in the coming days.