Joyce R. Patenaude - age: 86
(July 30, 1935 to January 04, 2022
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May7, 2022 at 11am at Farrington-Morton Cemetery on River Road, Mexico. A reception will follow at the Swasey-Torrey American Legion Post #100, 8 River Lane, Dixfield. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Saco is respectfully handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made her honor to the Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04072.
Mexico - Joyce R. Patenaude passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Saco on January 4, 2022. She was born in Mexico, Maine on July 30, 1935, the daughter of John and Faith (Newhall) Woods. She was educated in the Mexico schools. Joyce worked at Bass Shoe for several years before becoming a caretaker for people in their homes, a job she loved. She was a busy mom of eleven children. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and crocheting. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Turner and enjoyed the time she spent with her lady friends. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters.
She was predeceased by her son Robert “Robby” Patneaude, and her brothers John, Wayne, Ronald, and Barry, and sister Lyra Allard.
Joyce is survived by her children Wanda Merrill and husband Wilfred, Roland and wife Gloria, Kathleen Ronan and husband Dennis, Patricia Choroszy and husband Paul, Steven, Matthew and fiancé Doreen Stinson, Michael and wife Missy, Jeffery and wife Darla, Gregory and wife Tasha, and Joseph and fiancé Kathleen Dowdy; her brothers Doyle, Carrol, Leslie, and Mark; and sister Tamar Brown; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.