Obituary of Joyce Marie Somers
BREWER - Joyce Marie (Perkins) Somers, 91, died June 6, 2023, in Millinocket after a brief illness. She was born December 7, 1931, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada to Morrill and Louella Perkins.
Orphaned at the age of 9, Joyce was raised by siblings in Baileyville, Bangor, and California. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1949 and was married to Gordon E. Somers later that year. They moved to Millinocket and raised their family there. In 1984 she moved to Brewer, Maine and resided there until recently. Joyce had a great love for Bluegrass music and Martin guitars. She attended Bluegrass festivals all over the northeast and Canada. She played the guitar and sang with many friends in the Bangor area.
She was predeceased by her parents; all of her siblings; son Scott (Jill) and bonus son Dick (Linda) Labby. Joyce is survived by her daughter Patricia (Arnold) Madore of Millinocket; daughter Daryl (Bill) Noble of Cleveland, TN; son Martin (Laurie) Somers of Bradley; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank CHCS Hospice and the Ellen M. Leach Memorial Home for their help and care.
Services will be private at a later date. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at kileyandfoley.com
Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce Somers, please visit Tribute Store
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