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Joan Carlyne (Douvielle) Johnson

April 14, 1930 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 87)

Westbrook-Joan Carlyne Johnson, 87, of Westbrook, Maine, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Joan was born April 14, 1930, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Louiza E. (Colpritt) Douvielle.  She is predeceased by her brother, Ralph Arthur Douvielle, and sisters Jeannette Kathleen Wormell and Louiza Evelyn Jones, as well as her beloved cat, Jasper.


Joan was a graduate of Portland High School in 1949.  She married Ray Alton Johnson of Gray, Maine, the day after her high school graduation on June 17th, 1949. Joan worked as a cashier at Cole Farms Restaurant for many years until she retired in 1999, at the age of 69, and moved to Northfield Green in Portland, ME.  After retirement she became part of the foster grandparent program in the Portland School District for several years where she loved being with the teachers and school children.


Joan enjoyed family gatherings, socializing with friends, puzzles, games, and movies. She was a kind and loving person and had many friends who adored her.  She will be missed very much. 

She is survived by her two sisters, Priscilla Jane Knapp, of Flint, MI; and Patricia Lucille Tetrault, of Suwannee, GA; three daughters, Debra Lee Keary, formerly of Gray, ME; Jacqueline Rae Wing, of Phoenix, AZ; and Karen Arsenault of Bridgton, ME. 


Joan is also survived by her eight grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews and their families.


Joan and her family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Springbrook Center in Westbrook, ME as well as the staff at Compassus Hospice Services for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Joan in the last days before her passing.


The family will hold a private memorial gathering at a future date. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Springbrook Residential Council, 300 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME  04092.

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