Joyce A. Podziak
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Newport - Joyce A. (Smith) Podziak, 83, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2020. She was born August 27, 1936 in Dexter, a daughter of Quincy and Pauline (Gould) Smith. She graduated from N. H. Fay High School. Joyce held many positions over the years including factory work, cooking, farming and house cleaning. She was a member of the Newport Church of God. A dedicated Christian woman, she was also a devoted wife, mother, friend and supporter of her family and friends.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Peter Podziak; 2 daughters, Deborah Briggs and Lorrell Frost, all of Newport; 2 brothers, Wayne and wife Julie Smith of Florida, Eugene and wife Margaret Smith of California; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Batchelder; and 2 brothers, Jim and Richard Smith.
Friends may call from noon to 2 P.M. and 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday, January 16th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside funeral service will be held in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at
CrosbyNeal.com
Published on January 13, 2020

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REV. RON PYLE AND DONNA
Jan 16, 2020
PETER, DEBBIE, LORRELL AND FAMILY WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, THERE WILL BE A VOID FOR YOU ALL. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND SHE DID LOVE THE LORD. SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH AND WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY AS THEY GO THROUGH THE GRIEVING TIME. WE DID NOT KNOW HER LONG, BUT LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY INSIDE AND OUT AND WE DID LOVE HER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KNOW THE NEWPORT CHURCH OF GOD IS HERE FOR YOU.
Gayla Maguire
Jan 14, 2020
What a wonderful friend Joyce was to my husband and I as we served as her pastors for about 12 years. She was a doer, and very excited about wirshipping in the presence of the Lord. Serving was her joy. We loved her so very much, and know she is rejoicing today with those who have gone before. Peter, Debbie, and Lorrell, our condolences to you and the rest of the family.
Dale & Tina White
Jan 14, 2020
Oh how I loved this woman and her spiritual guidance in my life. She is now singing with the angels and I cant wait to see another friend in heaven.
eugene and margaret smith
Jan 14, 2020
we share in your sorrow and we have many happy memories of our life with sister