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Joyce Evelyn Slater (born Seeley)

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Gender: Female

Date of Birth: May 20, 1934

Date of Death: March 10, 2015

Birth Place: Machiasport, ME

Death Place: Portland, ME

Joyce Evelyn Slater
1934 – 2015

Joyce Evelyn Seeley Slater, 80

PORTLAND – Joyce Evelyn Seeley Slater, 80, of Portland, passed away on March 10, 2015. She was born on May 20, 1934, in Machiasport, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Small) Seeley. She grew up in South Portland and attended South Portland Schools.

Joyce spent her life with her true love Adelbert “Del” Slater and had seven children. Joyce was a CNA for many years, working at Ledgewood Nursing Home and doing hospice care. She retired to take care of her husband full time.

Joyce was a devoted wife and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, reading her daily newspaper and doing the crossword puzzle with her morning coffee, and taking care of the elderly. She loved visits from her grandchildren especially when she lived on Pettingil Pond. She had a special place in her heart for her dogs Bridget, Sam and Chumley

Joyce lived her last 14 months at the Baron Center. The staff described her as a classy and strong woman, who was even able to teach the nurses a few things about taking care of the elderly.

She was predeceased by her husband, Adelbert “Del” Slater; her brother Tommy Bennett, her sister Donna Torhaug; her grandson Stephen Tapley; and her great-granddaughter, Elisa DiBiase.

She is survived by her brother Don Seeley and his wife Norma; her children and their spouses, Ted and Judy Slater, Marie and Joel Myhaver, Joyce Slater, Betty and Michael Tapley, Michaelene and Dennis DiDonato, Donna Lilly, Lynne and Hadley Brown; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and friends.

Her family wants to give a special thank you to Dr. Schuler and the staff at the Barron Center for taking such good care of her.

Private service will take place later this spring.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from March 22 to March 23, 2015