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Joyce E. Dayon
RUMFORD -- Joyce E. Dayon, 79, of Rumford passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 18, 2012, at her home in Rumford.
She was born on June 14, 1932 in Shirley Mills, the daughter of Norman E. and Reine (Brackett) Beckwith. She was a graduate of Rangeley High School.
Joyce worked many years as a waitress in Rangeley and Rumford. After having children, she became a devoted homemaker. She was a communicant of the parish of the Holy Savior. Joyce loved to knit, bowl, play cards, dance, and in her younger years, snow machining and skiing.
She enjoyed many summers camping in Rangeley with her brothers, Bernard Beckwith and wife, Janet of Dover-Foxcroft, Kenwood Beckwith of Alaska, Norman A. (Sonny) Beckwith and wife, Mona of Sangerville, as well as their families. The times that she most cherished were being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On October 16, 1951, she married Robert J. Dayon in Portsmouth, NH.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Bob of Rumford; sons, Kenn Dayon and wife, Linda of Peru, Gregg Dayon and wife, Cindy of Lewiston; daughters in heart, Jamie Violette of Turner and Linda Howe of Bethel; grandchildren, Troy Dayon and his wife, Elizabeth of Portsmouth, NH, Adam Dayon of Greenwich, CT, Sara Gordon and husband, Gabe of Arundel, Kristin Harris and husband, Christopher of Portland, Tristin Dayon of Lewiston, and Tasia Dayon of Lewiston; six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and Goddaughter Tracy Arsenault of Peru.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Nicky Hosie of Androscoggin Home Hospice and all other people who were there to help her over the past few months.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parish of the Holy Savior. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Rumford Relay for Life, c/o of Diane Mitchell, P.O. Box 341, Rumford, ME 04276.