Gladys F. Joyce

OBIT ISL-JoyceSWANS ISLAND — Gladys F. Joyce of Swans Island passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday May 22, 2015, at a Portland healthcare facility. She was born June 9, 1921, at Swans Island. She was a lifelong member of Atlantic Baptist Church of Swans Island and was active in Ladies Aid mission work. She was president of the Baptist Ladies Aid for several years. She also taught Sunday School for many years.

Gladys was active in Parent Teacher’s Club at the Swans Island school. She enjoyed her family and friends and loved to play games, do crosswords, sew, crochet and garden.

She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 60 years, James (Bradley) Joyce. She also was predeceased by her parents, Chester and Bessie Joyce, a son, Dennis W.
Joyce, a granddaughter, Amy Kierstead, a son-in-law, Charles Plumer, two brothers, Keith Joyce and Roy Joyce, and a sister, Alice Burns.

She is survived by a sister, Margurite Staples, children David Joyce and wife Annette of Swans Island, Cheryl Kierstead and husband Steve of South Portland, Constance Plumer of China, Virginia Remick of Portland, James R. Joyce and wife Debra of Arizona, Philip Joyce and wife Bonnie of Glenburn. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Caryn Remick with son Nathan Fogg, Michael Joyce, Justin Kierstead and wife Kimberly with children Jacob and Kailey, Michelle Mitchell, Andrew Plumer and wife Emely Leue with children Alexander and Morgan, Heather Kimball with son Liam, Jessica Condon and husband Bryan with children Grady, Lily and Rosie. Nieces and nephews are Terry Staples, Peter Staples, Timothy Staples, Joyce Burns Knight and Russell Burns Jr.

Services will be held at Atlantic Baptist Church, Swans Island at noon on June 6. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Swans Island.

Contributions in Gladys’ memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Jordan-Femald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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