PRESQUE ISLE – Joyce Arlene (Hanson) Palmer Willette, 84, passed away February 14th (Valentine’s Day) at 2:15 am, after a brief illness. She was born February 12th, 1932 in Calais, the daughter of Mae (Antone) Hanson and Edward Hanson, Sr.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Westfield, Me. with Pastor Larry Palmer.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald (Jerry) R. Palmer, Sr. and his wife Tammy of Presque Isle, and Lawrence (Larry) G. Willette of Westfield; five daughters, Janice M Palmer (deceased), Debra (Debbie) M. Hafford of Madison, Cindy R Hafford, of Fort Fairfield, Mary B. Bragg and husband Bruce of Presque Isle, Virginia R. Willette of Limestone; special adopted son Bob Travers of Presque Isle; and many other special friends, including Helen Clark and special dog, Dazzie Mae. She also had three stepchildren and their children. She has 27 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren she loved dearly. She was predeceased by 3 grandchildren, Christen L. Palmer, Shaune R. Palmer, and Sandra R. Willette. She is survived by 4 brothers and sisters, and predeceased by 5.
A celebration of life will be at the Calvary Baptist Church in Westfield Thursday at 1 pm, all family and friends are welcome. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in the spring. Contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, in Joyce’s name.