Joan B. Archer


Joan B. Archer, 73, passed away July 18, 2020, at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth.

Joan was born in Ellsworth on Sept. 21, 1946, to Frank and Mertie (Wilbur) Bradbury.

She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Lyman W. Archer; both her parents; brother, Mahlon Bradbury; and half-brothers, Charles and Richard Bradbury.

Survivors include Joan’s son, Michael Archer and wife, Polly; daughter, Amy Morse and husband, Eric; grandsons, Eric Archer and wife, Sierra, Sean Archer, and William Morse; granddaughter, Ella Morse; sisters, Elizabeth Wagner, Norma Albee, Judith Hooper; and half-sister, Patricia Pillsbury.

The family will hold a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 26, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Eastbrook.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Franklin Library, P.O. Box 202, Franklin, ME 04634.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth, where online condolences may be shared with the family at