LEWISTON — Joseph Charles Day, “Buzzy,” 36, of Auburn, died tragically on Sunday, April 30.

He was born in Lewiston on Aug. 8, 1980, and spent his childhood in Monmouth.

He was a husband, father, son, brother and friend to all. He had a huge heart and a sensitive soul. Joey was always willing to lend a helping hand and loved to make other people happy. He enjoyed being with his family and especially loved spending days on the lake with them. He loved reading to his daughter, Emily, every night and taking his twin boys for walks. He adored animals, especially his cats, Mr. Wiggles and Maui. He was a member of the NRA and was very passionate about his gun collection. He enjoyed shooting at his parents’ property, Twin Ponds Farm in Monmouth.

After graduating from Monmouth Academy in 1999, he attended Central Maine Technical College which led to an apprenticeship as a machinist at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There he developed a passion for detail and perfection in his work. Years later, he moved to Auburn to start a family. He then joined forces with his brother, Steven, at Day’s Flooring. He applied his previously developed skills to become a phenomenal tile setter, building some of the most beautiful showers in a countless number of homes. He was an incredibly hard worker whose precision and attention to detail were unmatched in his professional and personal life.

He is survived by his wife, Lissa (Denbow) Day of Auburn; his children, stepson Tyler Bill, daughter, Emily, and twin sons Dylan and Derek; his parents, Christine and Rudolph Johnson of Monmouth; his brothers, Steven and wife, Lisa Day, of Auburn, Justin and wife, Christina Day, of Shalimar, Fla.; his three sisters, Jennifer and husband, Chadd Hill, of Litchfield, Samantha and husband, Jaime Cyr of Glenburn, Melissa and husband, Robert Michaud, of Monmouth; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was loved deeply by many and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Joseph C. Day

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