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Obituary for Joyce Elaine Dutcher

Joyce Elaine Dutcher, age 91, of Portland, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born September 1, 1927 to Forrest and Gertrude (Sprague) Townsend. Joyce attended the St. Lawrence Nursing School and worked as an RN and Supervisor for St. Lawrence Hospital, eventually retiring from there. She also worked as an RN at local doctor's offices.

Preceding Joyce in death are her parents; brother, Larry Townsend; husband of 68 years, William "Bill" Dutcher; and grandson, Nicholas Hoppes. Joyce is survived by her children, Mary Kay (George) Johnson, Patrick Dutcher, Douglas Dutcher, and Nancy (David) Spitzley; grandchildren, Colin Hoppes and Johnathon Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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