Thursday, November 29, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on the Passing of State Representative Joyce Spiliotis

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the passing of State Representative Joyce Spiliotis:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague and friend Joyce Spiliotis. She was a fierce advocate for causes she believed in and matters critical to her constituents. Partisan politics aside, Joyce was a great person to work with in the House and she will be missed.

We fondly remember and still joke about the day when she ‘accidentally’joined the Republican Caucus meeting – needless to say that was a one-time thing.

Joyce was a dedicated and enthusiastic legislator from the moment she took office in 2003 and was devoted to her family and to the residents of the Twelfth Essex District.

I join with Joyce’s colleagues, friends and constituents in offering our deepest condolences to her husband Richard, their two daughters and their entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.”