Joyce Marie (Sadler) Dahlgren

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Joyce Marie (Sadler) Dahlgren

September 29, 1948 - February 05, 2019

Glenburn - Joyce Marie (Sadler) Dahlgren, 70, passed away February 5, 2019, at home with her loving husband by her side. She was born September 29, 1948, in Calais, the daughter of Loring and Kathleen (Flood) Sadler.
Joyce graduated from Woodland High School in 1966. She worked in the cafeteria at Glenburn Elementary School and the 14th Street School in Bangor where she was loved and appreciated by both children and staff.
Joyce enjoyed spinning, weaving, knitting hats and scarfs for the homeless, and gardening. She loved going to their camp on Deering Lake and being out in nature. She had a great love for all animals large and small and they all gravitated toward her, especially all the stray cats in the neighborhood. They knew they would be fed and eventually be invited inside to stay.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Dana of Glenburn; her daughter, Carrie Lynn Chilson and her husband, Scott; three grandsons, Luke, Zander and Connor, all of Claremont, FL. Also surviving are her brother, Franklin Sadler and his wife, Pauline of Baileyville; sister, Beverly Richardson and her husband, Bill of Orrington; sister-in-law, Donetta Leighton and her husband, Cary of Glenburn; several special nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Michelle and Sasha from Absolute Physical Therapy and Northern Light Hospice, especially Nurse Loni and Home Health Aid Cheryl for the love and care they gave Joyce. We couldn't have asked for nicer people to help us through each day. Also a special thank you to Suzanne "Zan" Davis, our loving neighbor.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held 1pm Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor, immediately following the service Saturday. Those who wish to remember Joyce in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Northern Light Cancer Care, C/O Northern Light Health Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or to Eastern Agency Area on Aging, Attn: Furry Friends, 450 Essex Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on February 8, 2019
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Brenda page
Feb 17, 2019
So sad to hear of your Mom/wife’s suffering in her last years. I knew her to be so sweet and truly a nice person. You are in my thoughts.
Katie Michaud
Feb 13, 2019
Joyce was my soul sister. We talked about everything great and small. No judgment, no right or wrong. Joyce will be my favorite bird remembrance... the Chickadee. Love to all, Katie and Rick❤
Bill Bowden
Feb 12, 2019
Dana I’m very sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. May God bless and comfort you all.
Patrick & Valerie Cammack
Feb 11, 2019
Dana, Carrie and family
We are so deeply sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. With deepest sympathy our heartfelt condolences go out to you .
Jerry and Delores Giles
Feb 11, 2019
I met Joyce last year in passing. She was such a nice woman. We both worked with Dana. So sorry family and friends for your loss. Cherish the memories to help all with her passing.
John & Joyce Trefethen
Feb 11, 2019
Dana we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family with love.
Valerie Chilson
Feb 11, 2019
Dana and family,
My husband and I haven't spent a lot of time with Joyce, but when we did, we enjoyed her! We do spend time with her daughter, Carrie, our daughter-in-law. We love her dearly and know that Carrie is a special lady due, in part, to Joyce and her love for her daughter. Our family is so sorry for your family's loss of Joyce!
Earlene & Gary Hatfield
Feb 10, 2019
Joyce shared her memories of the time Dana surprised her with a trip to Europe.....she had such a great time & loved every moment! Joyce always seemed so calm & centered. We loved visiting with her & Dana whenever we were home.
Theodore Cote
Feb 10, 2019
Dana and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. With Love.
Wesley Stubbs
Feb 10, 2019
Dana and Family so sorry for your loss, Prayers. Blessed that you were by her side .
Wesley Stubbs
Phyllis & John Daniels
Feb 10, 2019
Dana, so sorry to read about the loss of your wife. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Judy Lincoln Murray so
Feb 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of Joyces passing Frank, Beverly and family .
Joyce always had a beautiful smile and such a kind spirit.
God bless your family.
Rest in peace, Joyce
Nancy Walton
Feb 10, 2019
I am so very sorry! Joyce was a true light in my life. Kind, and compassionate, she loved me for who I was. I will miss her.
Jean & Jocelyne Nadeau
Feb 10, 2019
We are so sorry for the great loss you are going through Dana. You were so good to her and she will be missed. She loved her family so much.
Take care of yourself because I know that’s what she wants for you.
I will miss her laughter and kindness.
Diana Dahlgren
Feb 10, 2019
Dana so sorry for your loss I wish I could be there for you I’d give you a big hug prayers to you and your family
Barbara Scott Wheaton
Feb 10, 2019
Joyce was in my sister's class and was very close to her. She was a beautiful sole. I am so sorry. Condolences to all the family.
Phyllis Scott Wheaton
Feb 09, 2019
I smile when I think of Joyce and Mary who were late for school together almost every day. Joyce was quiet (sometimes) and kind. She amazed me with her ever changing hairstyles. People were drawn to her because of her smile and her sense of humor. She was popular without being a diva. Popularity wasn't important to her. She was ...just Joycie, a wonderful thing to be. I am so sorry she is gone from this earth.
David Savage
Feb 09, 2019
Dana and family my sincere condolences for your loss so sorry.
Nancy McKay McClure
Feb 09, 2019
Dear Dana, I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a dear lady and she will be missed. Take good care of you!
Karen Berry
Feb 09, 2019
Sending my love and condolences to all of Joyce's family so sorry for your loss.
David Elliott
Feb 09, 2019
Sorry for your loss
Enola Hughes Boyce
Feb 09, 2019
Dear Dana and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of Joyce. Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. With sincere sympathy.
Connie Perkins Giannetto
Feb 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss Sadler family. Joyce was such a sweet person and will be greatly missed.
Allan Harriman
Feb 09, 2019
I went to school with Joyce.She was an outgoing beautiful person.Her smile could light up a room.Prayers to the family and friends.Joyce will be greatly missed.Love you my friend.
Michelle Slike
Feb 08, 2019
Words can't express what a wonderful and special woman Joyce was. We are all thinking of you guys ❤