Joyce Ann Washburn

October 18, 1954
- December 09, 2006

BROWNVILLE JCT. - Joyce Ann Washburn, 52, wife of Leigh "Joe" Washburn, died Dec. 9, 2006, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 18, 1954, in Island Falls, the daughter of Gary and Geneva (Brooks) Doiron. Joyce Ann spent many days as a caregiver after she received her certified nurse's aide certificate. She loved to cook and enjoyed watching everyone eat and having fun. She was famous for her pickles, jellies, party mix and other favorites. She loved watching her two grandsons and spending time with them, and will be remembered as "their grammy in the red pickup." Joyce Ann loved to garden, while her two dogs, Frank and Dawson, ran around the yard. Throughout her life Joyce Ann held the special poem "Footprints" close to her heart. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Leigh "Joe" Washburn of Brownville Junction; two sons, Michael Leigh Washburn and his wife, Holly, of Brownville Junction; and Chad Joseph Washburn of Bangor; two grandsons, Connor Michael Washburn and Mason Leigh Washburn; and a brother, Larry Doiron of California. She will be remembered by many aunts and uncles and many special friends. Friends are invited to call noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Michele St. Cyr officiating. Friends are invited to the Brownville Junciton Alumni Building, after the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ronald MacDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401.

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