BANGOR and LITTLE DEER ISLE – Joyce Marie Bragg, 78, died April 27, 2009, at her home on Little Deer Isle. She was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Monroe, Mich., the daughter of Winfield A. and Edna M. (Watson) Sawyer. She lived most of her life in Bangor raising her family and then the last several years in Little Deer Isle. Her family and friends were her passion and she was happiest surrounded by her loved ones. Her playful nature will live on in both their hearts and memories. Joyce graduated from Bangor High School and was a member of the Salvation Army, where she met the love of her life, Charlie. She and Charlie married a short time after she graduated in 1949. Her work experience included positions at Sylvania, Viner Brothers, Inc., House of Brides and Sanborn Candies. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles A. Bragg; four children, Ellen Grendell and husband, Wilfred, of Nebraska, Sheri Smith and husband, Lloyd, of Veazie, Rodney Bragg and wife, Judy, of Idaho, and Carolyn Bragg and her two children, of Bangor; a sister, Shirley E. Chadbourne of Bangor; 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mark McPherson and wife, Michelle, Gary McPherson and wife, Ruth, and Craig McPherson. Joyce was predeceased by a son, Charles A. Bragg Jr.; two grandsons, Joseph Grendell and Andrew Bragg; several sisters and a brother; and a special family friend, Mel Newell. A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with Capt. Josh Lyle of the Salvation Army officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in her memory may be made to Parents Are Teachers Too Program, Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at