Joyce's Story

PERRY - Joyce Helen Gove, 73, of Perry Maine died peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born on April 3, 1943 to Ruth (Trott) and Edgar Gove.

Joyce enjoyed working. She worked at Guilford Industries for 35 years. Joyce graduated from WCCC at the age of 57 with an Associates Degree in Business. Joyce then worked for Dr. Nima Moghaddas Morgan for several years and she loved working with her. Joyce made Christmas wreaths, shucked clams, raked blueberries, and did other seasonal work. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family especially watching sporting events with her grandchildren. She adored her great-grandchildren. Joyce loved gardening, making furniture and cooking for her family.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her two daughters, Bess Gove of Bangor, Bobbie Mitchell and companion, Richard Clark of Eastport; one sister, Eva Benner of Calais; grandchildren, Allicia Mitchell of Eastport, Dana Mitchell and wife Monica of Arizona, Tyler Mitchell and fiancee Kirby McPhail of Waterville, Jeremy Heath and girlfriend Katie Snow of Brewer, Josh Heath of Bangor, and Brooke Clark; great grandchildren, McKenna, Kinleigh, and Colby Mitchell of Arizona, one aunt, Edna Avery of Ellsworth; nieces, Becky Ramsdell and husband Andrew of Baileyville, April Wentworth and husband Joseph of New Hampshire, Ellen Gibson of Calais; special friends, Nima Moghaddas Morgan, Paula Frost and wife Lillian Cox, Lillian Tracey, Sandra Russell, Delia Trott, Susan and Wayne Cox; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Restlawn Cemetery in Perry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perry Fire Department, Eastport Fire Department or Cancer Care of Maine.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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