SOUTH PORTLAND - Faye L. Joyce, of Whitworth Drive, died peacefully on September 12, 2014 at her home with her loving family by her side. Faye was born in Portland, Maine the daughter of Edward P. and Lillian Bombard McCormick. She attended Jackson Grammar School and Portland High School. On January 27, 1950 she married John M. Joyce at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Faye worked as a sales clerk for the Porteous, Mitchell Braun Department Store on Congress Street for 25 years. She then went on to receive her CNA certification and worked at Seaside Nursing Center in Portland, retiring after more than 22years of service. In her spare time, Faye, was a voracious reader enjoying books of all kinds. Faye loved to travel and had a wonderful trip to Ireland. Her favorite trip was always the Irish Village in Cape Cod with the Irish American Club. The party started as soon as they got in the bus! She loved to get dressed up and go dancing. She also enjoyed swimming, cooking, and working in her gardens. Faye was a wonderful hostess. She enjoyed having her family and friends for parties and cook-outs. She was famous for her potato salad, whoopee pies and chocolate chip cookies. She looked forward to her monthly outings with her high school sorority sisters for lunch and laughter. Her greatest love, however, was the time she spent surrounded by her family, especially her granddaughter and her three great grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks to Joanne Coyne for the joy her lifelong friendship brought to Faye and also to Margaret Bearor for her love and support during Faye's illness. Faye was predeceased by a brother Edward P. McCormick Jr. She is survived by her husband of 64 years John M. Joyce of South Portland; two daughters Katherine and her husband David Twombly of South Portland and Regina L. Joyce of South Portland; a granddaughter Melissa-Faye Norwood of Blue Hill; three great grandchildren A. Joseph, Tucker and Katherine-Faye Norwood all of Blue Hill; two sisters in law Kay Joyce of Portland and Bridget Malia of Portland; nieces, Joyce Malia, Jeannie Malia, Lisa Gale and a nephew, John Griffin. Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 9:15 am Wednesday followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Those who wish may make contributions in Faye's memory to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1 STE 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.Online condolences may be expressed below.