BUCKSPORT – Nancie S. Noyes, 61, passed away peacefully Feb. 17, 2013, at her home. Born in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of James and Polly (Corkran) Spratt.
She was a Bucksport High School graduate, attended Westbrook Junior College, Portland, and graduated from St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing, Bangor. She was a staff nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center. She met her loving and devoted husband, Richard Noyes, as one of her patients while at Eastern Maine. They were married Aug. 19, 1973, at Alamoosook Lodge, Orland. Throughout her almost 40 years married to Richard, they raised two children while living in three states. She was an active member in several churches where her husband served as pastor, after she helped him graduate from Bangor Theological Seminary by working as a home health nurse. As highlight of their lives together, they helped raise money and helped deliver a school bus to Guatemala, to make it possible for children there to attend school. Throughout her life she worked with her husband to enrich the lives of people in many communities throughout New England. She has left a legacy of love to her husband and children.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Ann Thomas; and two brothers, Charles A. Spratt and James S. Spratt Jr. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Timothy Noyes; a daughter, Rebecca Noyes; and extended family.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Franklin Street Methodist Church, Bucksport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International Project at www.heifer.org or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 39 Mechanic St., Westbrook, ME 04092, 207-854-3749. Arrangements are in the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport.