Joyce I. Bragg


AUBURN — Joyce I. Bragg, 81, of Sabattus, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. Joyce was born at home in Sabattus on April 1, 1936, the youngest of four children, a daughter of the late Frank Ashton and Edith (Wight) Ashton. She attended school in Sabattus and graduated from Lewiston High School in the Class of 1955.

She worked at Bates Mill until she married her childhood sweetheart, Erlon R. Bragg, on June 25, 1960, in Greene. They had two children and a foster son. She loved camping, traveling all over the East Coast, and going for rides to the ocean and mountains. She enjoyed knitting blankets for her children, nieces and nephews. She was most happy in her later years talking about being born and raised on the family farm on No Name Pond Road, and expressing her love for all the animals.

She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Mathieu, and husband, Robert, of Sabattus; her son, Jeffrey W. Bragg, of Sabattus; foster son, Michael Mann, of Wales; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Erlon R. Bragg; brothers, Frank Ashton, Stanley Ashton; sister, Marion Williams; family dog, Ranger; cats, Regis and Alex; granddogs, Meeko and Emma.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Joyce’s guest book at

Joyce I. Bragg