Franklin Lawrence Joy II ’44 died on August 31, 2007, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
Born on January 26, 1923, in Winchester, Mass., he prepared for college at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1940 to 1942 before serving in World War II until 1946. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the war, he returned to Bowdoin. After his graduation in 1946 as a member of the Class of 1944, he became a building contractor as manager and owner of Frank Joy, Inc.With his brothers, Cy and Will Joy ’54, he did business as Cape Cod Ready Mix, Cape Cod Truck Service, Lower Cape Foundation, Coastal Engineering, and Frank Joy, Inc., of which he was president and manager. He also continued his great interest in flying, being well known in the aviation community, flying various planes around Cape Cod and the islands. In fact, he flew his helicopter in the film Jaws.After he retired, he raised sheep, and chickens, as well as turkeys for Thanksgiving. He was married in 1946 to Sara Smith, who survives him, as do two sons, Dan Joy of Orleans and Jack Joy, who lives in Calif.; a daughter, Jenny Avellar of Orleans; and four grandchildren.