Joyce M. Woodman

August 2, 1947 - May 5, 2020

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A celebration of Joyce's life will be held later and will be announced.


Joyce M. Woodman, 72, a longtime resident of Waterboro, Maine and co-owner of Woodman Jewelers, died peacefully at home with her loving husband Alan and family by her side.

Joyce was born on August 2, 1947 in Sanford, the daughter of Alfred and Harriet (Riddle) Bernier.

Joyce and Al had recently retired to spend more time cruising the back roads of Maine, geocaching, and exploring, with their two beagles (Ellie-Mae and Sammie) whether on motorcycle, sports car or the GTO. They loved central-Maine, especially Willimantic and loved eating out together and with friends at Bay Haven down the river.

Joyce loved family time, especially Friday night pizza with Don and Kathie, and shopping with her daughters and grandchildren. As a proud grandmother, or nana, Joyce actively supported their sporting events and activities. She loved finding just the right gifts for holidays and she never disappointed. She was an avid marksman, NASCAR fan, (especially Ricky Craven), loved the music of Scotty McCreery, and enjoyed watching the New England Patriots.

Joyce was a graduate of McIntosh College in New Hampshire and maybe that is where her love of Apple products started! She always had the newest version and swiftly advised her family on all things gadgetry. Family and friends all called her the “Gadget Guru!”

She worked at Springvale Hardware for 17 years, where she met and was liked by many in the Sanford/Springvale community. She had a strong ethical code that guided her work and parenting skills. Everything got done and was given her best effort. All of her family’s needs were always met above expectations.

Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Alan Woodman of Waterboro; her children, Donna and Bruce Basinger of Alfred; Donald Blair and Kathie Thomas of Shapleigh and Barbara and Brian Sleeper of Sanford; and step sons Eric and Michelle Woodman of California; Joe Woodman of California and Tony Woodman of Nevada. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Bryan, Jeff, Taylor, Kate, Caleb, Laurel, Zach, and two great grandchildren Connor and Zeth; and also by her sister-in-law Pauline Bernier of Sanford.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents and by her brother Robert Bernier.

Al wanted to express and educate of the dangers regarding radon in homes. “It is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. If you have not had your home tested for radon, please do so.”

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Joyce’s name to

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held later and will be announced.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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