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Joy Ryder

October 9, 2022


Joy (Bowdery) Ryder, age 81, of Narragansett, RI, passed away on Sunday October 9, 2022 at the Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, in Providence after a brief illness. Joy was born on December 23, 1940 in London England, to the late Albert and Phyllis (Higginbottom) Bowdery and was the beloved wife of Stephen Ryder of 51 years. Joy was a retired Payroll Officer at Baybank. In her free time she enjoyed traveling with her husband Steve, especially each year to Bermuda on their Anniversary. Joy also enjoyed gardening, walking, and spending time with her family, especially at Christmas. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter: Yvonne Papargiris (husband David) of Attleboro, grandchildren: David and Volila Papargiris of Foxboro, Kevin Papargiris of Allenstown, NH, and Ryan and Monica Papargiris of Attleboro, great grandchildren: Julius, Klara and Mindy.

At the request of the family Joy’s funeral services will be private and are under the care of Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home 126 South Main St. Attleboro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Hope Health Hulitar Hospice 1085 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02904. To express condolences to the family or to light a candle please visit

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