PORTLAND AND MILO - Joyce Evelyn Hogan, 91, of Milo and Portland, died May 20, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center with all of her children at her bedside.
Joyce was born in Milo, Maine, on November 7, 1922 to Mabel Townsend Moore and Waverly Moore. She was predeceased by her brother, Hazen Conlogue of Milo, and her sister, Jane Moore Kelley of Bristol, Connecticut. She attended Milo schools, graduating in 1941. Joyce married Harold "Spud" J. Hogan of Brownville Jct. in November of 1945. Joyce spent most of her life as a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother. She always kept a special place in her heart for the children of The Golden Rule School.
Joyce is survived by her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren: Donnie and Karen Hogan of Glenburn and their children Selina Hogan Carey and her husband Ryan Carey, and Shelby Hogan and her partner Billy Sutherland; Ronnie Hogan of Zephyrhills, Florida, and his children, Leah Hogan and Riley Hogan; Mary Jane Zamboni and her husband Joseph Zamboni of Portland, and their children, Zach Zamboni and his wife Fuen Sanchez Zamboni, Maggie Zamboni and her husband Aaron Richard, and their children, Molly and Sam Richard, and Joseph "JoJo" Zamboni and his partner, Justin Levesque; Bobby and Kathy Hogan of Sebec, and their children Justin Hogan and John Hogan. Joyce leaves her life-long confidant and best friend, Evelyn Hamlin, of Milo, her sister-in-law, Betty Doiron, of Rumford and many loved nieces and nephews.
Joyce was a strong, beautiful woman who was full of energy. She was known for keeping an immaculate home and wardrobe. She truly enjoyed housework, especially doing dishes. She never held a drivers license, was an avid walker, and walked to The Restaurant nearly every day for many years. Her beautiful smile and quick wit was well known to many in her community. She filled her days with purposeful movement, and dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren, who brought her tremendous joy. Her grandchildren will forever be reminded of her when they enjoy a toasted cheese sandwich and coffee ice cream.
She will be missed greatly by all of those who knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside burial in Milo, date to be announced. Joyce's family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to friends and family who have already extended their thoughts and prayers and to the nurses, techs and physicians who cared for her at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Donations in Joyce's honor may be made to: Milo Free Public Library, 4 Pleasant St, Milo, ME 04463.