Joyce B. Brown, 83

FRYEBURG — Joyce B. Brown, 83, died peacefully at Fryeburg Health Care Center on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, where she had been a resident since 2011.

Born in Lewiston in March 1930, Joyce was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elsie Barns. She lived most of her life in South Paris, where she attended South Paris High School, graduating in 1949. She was married to C. Walter Brown (“Brownie”) in 1949.

Joyce worked many years as a waitress at Bean’s Restaurant and as a CNA at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was a lifelong member of the American Legion Forrester Carroll Post 72 in South Paris.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, C. Walter Brown; three children, Belinda Hamlin of Naples, Melinda Strout of Brunswick and Tom Brown of Auburn; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

As requested by her family, there will be a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery Annex on Paris Hill Road, South Paris, on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at the American Legion Forrester Carroll Post 72 on Church Street, South Paris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to Responsible Pet Care, 9 Swallow Road, South Paris.

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