July 27, 1939November 28, 2020

Joyce A. Shaw, 81, of Madison, passed away Saturday November 28, 2020 in Skowhegan, Maine surrounded by the love of her family. She was born July 27, 1939 in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of Ernest “Joe” W. Demo and Lorena (LeBlanc) Demo. Joyce was educated in Skowhegan area schools. She married James H. Shaw in May of 1955 in Skowhegan, Maine. She worked as an LPN for Redington Fairview General Hospital, working 2 years in OB and 18 years as a Surgery Nurse. She worked part-time for the Somerset Hospice House in Skowhegan. Joyce loved being with her family and friends, she loved music and her animals they were her babies. She was a firecracker and she enjoyed going to the V.F.W. Hall in Madison. She leaves her children, Laurie Bedard and her husband Dennis of Mexico, James “Manny” Shaw and his companion Linda Sproul of Madison; her sister Linda Landry and her husband Craig of Madison; her six grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her daughter Sue Shaw. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – Anyone wishing to make a donation in Joyce’s memory may do so to the Somerset Animal Shelter, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.



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Bonnie Bearor

December 4, 2020

Joyce’s family,
So sorry for your loss.
Chinese food and rum punches will never the same.

Deborah Morin

December 3, 2020

I met Joyce back in the 80’s, when I started to work at Redington Fairview. As mentioned, she was a firecracker! She loved her family and was always interested in yours. We recently connected on Facebook and I enjoyed her comments. Very sorry to the family for your loss. I believe her husband and daughter was waiting with open arms.

gail manley

December 3, 2020

Meet Joyce (Aunt Pipic to many) years ago! What a sweet, fun-loving, family oriented lady, full of fun and laughter. Rest in peace my sweet friend! You certainly left your mark in this world with your loving personality.

Karen Champagne

December 1, 2020

I met Joyce when she started working at the Hospice office several years ago..I was the Volunteer Coordinator at the time. We quickly became friends and I soon thought of her as my bestfriend! Even after I left Hospice we met up regularly. We shared many stories together and ended every conversation with "I love you". Joyce was an easy woman to love. My sincerest condolences to her family! I miss her very much already!