Joyce A. (Taylor) Waite, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. She was born December 4, 1936 to Belle S. Taylor (Heinonen) and Ralph Taylor in Concord, MA. She lived most of her life in Calais, Maine where she raised her four children. She worked for many years at the Calais Dead River Oil Company. She was the treasurer of the Calais Congregational Church and a member of the Red Hatter's Society. She enjoyed line dancing and time with family and friends.
She spent the last eleven years in Turner, ME with her daughter, Sharon Cosgrove and family. During this time her sense of humor and joy of life only increased, despite having Alzheimer's disease. She experienced the energy and love of her great grandchildren, her grandsons, Michael and Mitchell, her granddaughter Kristen and husband, Jeff, her son-in-law, Allen and her daughter, Sharon. She also had a senior volunteer, Vera Jackson, who spent three dedicated years providing companionship. With all the care she received, Joyce was able to remain at home.
She was predeceased by her mother, Belle S. Heinonen and step-father, Russell M. Heinonen of Concord, MA and her husband, David Waite of Calais, ME. She leaves her four children, Tom Waite, Sharon Cosgrove, Laura Waite and Brian Waite, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard, MA. Arrangements will be made by Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, also in Maynard. As per Joyce's wishes, there will be no services.
Memorial donations may be made to Calais First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Ave, Calais, ME 04619
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice
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