Arvard Clarence Joyce


Arvard Clarence “Harpo” Joyce, 73, died Aug. 17, 2009, at a Blue Hill hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1936, in Stonington, the son of Alfred and Alice (Eaton) Joyce.


Arvard worked 15 years at Billings Marine. He also worked lobster fishing, as a town constable and was a volunteer fireman for Stonington. He loved woodworking and was a noted storyteller.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn of Stonington; sons, Christopher Joyce and wife Laurie, of Stonington, James Dickey of Vinalhaven; daughters, Elaine Haynes and fiancé, Bill Tracy, of Franklin, Amy Brewer of Portland; grandchildren, Jessica, Abby, George, Cathy, Stephanie, Nick, Laural and Justin; sister, Edria Ciomei of Stonington; and his favorite nephew, Clayton Joyce of Stonington.

A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville. Contributions in Arvard’s memory may be made to Eastern Maine Dialysis Unit, 11 Short St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at

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