Portland - Joyce Curry R.N., 83, died peacefully at her home on June 6, 2018. She was born January 29, 1935, the daughter of Lewis and Vivian (Porter) Curry, at the Curry Homestead, 1 Sherman Street, Island Falls.
Joyce graduated from Island Falls High School, Class of 1952 and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, 1957. She then began her love of nursing at Mercy Hospital for 43 years in many capacities, retired as the Employee Health Nurse.
Joyce was an avid reader and crossword puzzler, she enjoyed poetry and creating recipes, but she especially enjoyed sharing old family traditions with the younger generations. She was a member of the Island Falls Baptist Church and Mercy Hospital Alumni.
Joyce is survived by her sister, Dianne; brother, Philip and his wife, Polly; many favorite nieces, nephews as well as great nieces and nephews; her cousins; her sister-in-laws, Josephine (Louis) Curry, Donna (Everett) Curry, Thelma (James) Curry. She was predeceased by her sisters, Audrey, JoAnn, Shirley, Phyllis; brothers, Louis, James and Everett.
There will be a Celebration of her life where friends may call from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, June 22nd at the Island Falls United Baptist Church where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. with Pastor Ben Greene officiating. Interment will be in the Island Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Joyce's memory to Mercy Hospital 144 State St. Portland, ME 04101 or Island Falls Baptist Church P.O. Box 126 Island Falls, ME 04747. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.
There is also a memorial service being planned in Portland at a later date.
The family would like to thank The Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital staff, New England Rehab, VNA Hospice, Pastor Ben Greene, Adam and Alissa of Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home and Tony Bowers for their compassionate care and support.