AUBURN — Elaine Farnum Joy, 79, died Friday May 6.
Born in New Gloucester February 3, 1932, the daughter of H. Wilbur and Jeanette Libby Farnum. She married the love of her life, Burton A. Joy of New Gloucester, on May 5, 1950. She attended New Gloucester schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1950.
She is survived by her children: sons Gregory and his wife, Katherine Veazie Joy, of New Gloucester, Timothy and wife, Anita Cote Joy, of New Gloucester; daughter Benita and husband, Gerard Deschaine, of Bangor; grandchildren Jennifer & Darin Larochelle, with great grandchildren Emily and Tyler; Laura & Steve Wilson, with great grandchildren Alex and Anna, Michele Deschaine, Rebecca & Nick Parent, Melanie Joy, and Stephen Joy; several nieces and nephews; and a very special sister-in-law Beverly Leighton. Also, a special cousin, Judy McDonald.