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Joyce A. Alden

Date of Death: August 7, 2023

Date of Birth: March 30, 1940


Auburn- Joyce A. Alden, 83, of Old Danville Road in Auburn passed away peacefully at home August 7,2023 with her family by her side under Androscoggin Home Health Hospice Care.

Joyce was born March 30,1940 in Portland to Heman & Irene Wallace. She married Benjamin H Alden Jr. June 12, 1961, married for 62 years. They raised 5 wonderful children together and enjoyed many family gatherings, watching their family grow.

Joyce worked hard over the years to help support her family, it is no wonder that she passed on Purple Heart Day, as we hold in our hearts a badge of honor for taking care of her family with such love and support. She worked at Woolworth's at a young age, sold Stanley products, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay products from home, worked as a cook, baker & manager of the Auburn Middle School Lunch Program for many years until she retired. She enjoyed baking & cooking for the family, knitting, crocheting, basket weaving, tole painting and many other craft projects. She was very talented and always liked targeting a new project, loved finding a good bargain and any building/carpentry project that brought her joy and excitement. She loved talking to people and her smile would warm your heart and light up the room, she will be dearly missed!

She is predeceased by her parents, Heman & Irene Wallace, sisters, Jacqueline Jackson and Joan Wells, Brothers, Paul, Edgar, Richard, Jerry & Carl Wallace.  

She is survived by her loving husband Benjamin of 62 years, five children, Jeffrey White and (Linda), Christine Cray and (Bruce Brown), Carolyn Sprague and (Paul Chabot), John Alden and (Maryse) and Barry Alden and (Karen), nine grandchildren, Robert Smith, Michael Sprague, Katie Cook, Natasha White, Miranda and (Kyle) Hausman, Joshua White, Zachary Alden and (Colleen), Jessica Alden and Alex Alden, eight great grandchildren, sisters, Rita Allison, Nancy Gendreau and Ruth Sevigny, brothers, Milton & Glen Wallace and several nieces and nephews.   

The family would like to thank the Androscoggin Home Health Hospice team for the loving care and support over the past few weeks, their compassion assisting our father & providing her care with dignity and respect is much appreciated throughout this difficult process.

The family will hold a private celebration of life for close family and friends, date/time TBD.

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