Joyce Harrington Hinds
August 15th, 1930 to June 10th, 2023
Joyce Harrington Hinds ("Joy") was born on August 15th, 1930 to Johnny Harrington and Margaret Sweeney in Arena, Wisconsin. She told everyone she met that she's 100% Irish and proved it by singing and dancing with the rest of the Harrington Clan.
Joy and her husband, Bobby "Sugar" Hinds of boxing fame, started the Lifeline Jump Rope Company in 1974 in the backyard of their little house on Regent st. It flourished into an international business. In 1983 they donated product to help launch the Jump Rope for Heart promotion of the American Heart Association which is still going on today.
Later in life, Joy and Bob purchased the 150 year old Sawle Farm in Arena where Joy had played as a child. They restored the house and barn and today it is the successful Sugarland Wedding venue.
According to Joy, her greatest claim to fame is her four dynamite children: Jef, Jil, Juli and Jon. Two loving Daughters in law: Jeanne and Jessie, and four exceptional grandchildren: Emily, Sean ( Amy) , Joelle, and Jackie.
Joy is survived by her children and her sister in law, Eileen Harrington along with many nieces and nephews who still carry a bit of the old sod with them.
There will be a celebration of life for Joy and her recently deceased husband Bobby at the Sugarland Barn, 8637 Linley Road, Arena WI., July 8th from 12 noon until 3 PM. With a time of Remembrances beginning at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and Lunch will be provided.