Thomas Joyce Jr., 75

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THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Thomas Joseph Joyce Jr., 75, died Nov. 21, in Florida.

Born in Portland, he was a long time resident of Cumberland. He moved to Florida in 2000.

Joyce graduated from Cheverus High School and later, from Gorham State Teacher’s College. He was the principal of Greely Junior High School in Cumberland for more than 30 years.

An avid sports fan, Joyce was particularly devoted to Notre Dame football. He attended Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth and most recently was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in The Villages, Fla.

Joyce was predeceased by his first wife Susan Story Joyce.

He is survived by his wife Sharon; daughters Patricia Bruce and her husband John of Boston, Mass., Mary Satake and her husband Eiki of Brunswick, and Annmarie Joyce of Portland; step daughters Helen Martin of Howell, Mich., and Ruth Haefner of Lavonia, Mich.; stepsons Gerald Hovis Jr. of Silver Springs, Md., and Richard Hovis of Antigo, Wis.; sister Rosemary Gordon of Kennebunk; granddaughter Erika Joyce of Portland; grandsons Wilder Burns and Milo Burns of Brunswick; and seven step grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Nov. 29 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME, with committal services to take place  in spring of 2012 at Moss Side Cemetery in Cumberland. Visit to share condolences with the family.

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