Joyce Kelley

Obituary of Joyce Mae Kelley

Brownville – Joyce Mae Kelley, 76, passed away March 25, 2020 at Northern Light Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft with her children by her side. She was born July 26, 1943 in Millinocket, the daughter of Lester B. and Hazel M (Hunt) Allen. Joyce is survived by four sons, Dennis Carver of Brownville, Shane Kelley and his wife Cristina, of Lisbon Falls, Alan Kelley of Auburn, and Donny Kelley of Oklahoma; two daughters, Reona Hatch and her husband, Brad, of Milo, and Wendy Lee Carver-Gagne of Auburn; brother, Melvin Allen and his wife, Lynn, of Millinocket; six grandchildren, Christopher Reed and his wife, Constance, Michael Reed, Katelyn Micklon and husband, Hollis, Raymond Arthur Gagne III and his wife, Kelcie, Audrey Rand and her husband, Jordan, and Cassidy Esposo Kelley; great-grandchildren, Roslyn Keith, Silas Keith, Mason Micklon, Jackson Gagne, Jameson Gagne, Dominic Reed, Avery Reed, Gabriel Reed, and Landon Reed; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Carver; her second husband, Frank Kelley; two brothers, Wayne and Kenneth Allen, and sister Fern Adams. She will be laid to rest with her parrot, Olita, who passed away the day before she did. Joyce graduated from Sherman Mills High Maine 1961. After graduation, she married Richard L. Carver and moved to Massachusetts where she gave birth to 3 children, Reona, Wendy and Dennis Carver. After the sudden death of her husband Richard L. Carver she moved back to Maine with her 3 children. She then met Frank C. Kelley got married and together they bought a farm in Lincoln. Shortly after marriage she gave birth to her 4th child, Shane L. Kelley. The farm became a life of many joys such as raising a family, animals including hundreds of pigs, gardening, trucking with her husband and snowmobiling with her many friends and family. After the sale of the Farm she, her husband and family then moved to Newport and there they became foster parents to several children. Two of which she adopted. Alan Kelley and Donny Kelley. After a few years she and some of the family members moved to Oklahoma where she resided for 14 years and found the love of 4 wheeling. After the death of her husband she and her family moved back to ME and bought a home in Brownville. There she lived with her son Dennis and grandson Michael. She enjoyed going to many yard sales, gardening flowers and flowerbeds, doing crafts with her Sister In-Law Lynn Allen and brother Mel. Also time well spent with her 2 dogs (Teddy and Holley), her cat (Tiger), and 2 birds (Pepper and Olita). Joyce's caring personality and compassion toward others brought her so many friends of which all loved her just as much as she loved them. She touched countless lives with her positive and optimistic outlook. People took note of how much love she had in her heart. She loved helping people in the biggest and the smallest ways. She always put the needs of others before her own. She wanted everyone to be "OKAY". She always found the silver lining in everything. She was everyone's best friend and a source of strength. She loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved God and allowed him to guide her in life. She also enjoyed all things purple. A celebration of life will be postponed until further notice due to the pandemic and will be announced via Face Book at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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