Joyce Aileen Tarbell

Pawlet, Vermont – Joyce Aileen Tarbell passed away peacefully with family at her home in Pawlet, Vermont, on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

Joyce Aileen Greene was born in Rupert, Vermont, the daughter of Herbert Paul and Fannie Doris (Scally) Greene. She attended Granville High School and later married Cyrus Frank Tarbell in 1971. They had two children, Erica Jane Tarbell and Russell Tarbell. Joyce spent most of her days as wife and mother but had several professions beyond.

She enjoyed genealogy and military history. She had put together a fascinating genealogy library and extensive family collection going back hundreds of years in many directions as her life’s work. She would spend quiet hours reading about military history, the Civil and Revolutionary Wars in particular. She loved incorporating these interests into her genealogy collection. Catching up with old friends and relatives that she hadn’t seen in a while was one of her favorite pastimes.

Joyce wished to have a small private gathering at the Mountainview Cemetery in West Pawlet, Vermont, where she will join her daughter Erica and father Paul. We are encouraging all who wish to visit to do so on their own accord after she is settled in.

She is predeceased by her parents, a sister Debby Smith and her daughter Erica. Joyce is survived by her husband Cyrus “Rusty” Tarbell and a son Russell of Danby, Vermont. Joyce was blessed with two grandchildren, Aidan and Nadia Tarbell. She is survived by her four siblings Ronald Greene of Kissimmee, Florida, Anthony “Tony” Greene of Poultney, Dora Campbell of Jonesboro, Illinois, and Cindy Petty of Granville, New York.

Those wishing to may make gifts or donations in her name to a veteran’s memorial of their choice or to Bayada Hospice of Rutland, Vermont, as it was extremely helpful in making it possible for her to spend her final days at home.

Online condolences may be made at Please check social media or the website for a Celebration of Joyce’s life to be held in the near future.