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CALAIS – N. Joyce Devereaux, beloved wife of James D. Devereaux, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with multiple health problems.  She was born in Milford, Massachusetts on March 20, 1939 and was recently residing in Calais.  Joyce was noted for her cheerful and positive attitude and was dearly loved by all who had the privilege and opportunity to know her.  During the recent build of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Calais, in the summer of 2013, she was delighted to work behind the scenes by making brownies for some of the hundreds of volunteer construction workers and support crews who had come to help from all over New England.  After her high school graduation Joyce entered a full time volunteer missionary assignment for 5 years, first in Massachusetts, then in Texas and finally returning to the Boston area, where she met and married her husband of 53 years.  Besides her husband of 53 years, she leaves behind her younger sister, Lois Stevens and her husband Glenn of Maynard, MA; two nephews, Joel and his wife Mona of Stow, MA and Jonathan and his wife Gretchen of Spring Grove, PA.  She also leaves behind many dear friends in the Calais and surrounding congregations.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Calais Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7 Odey Lane, Calais.  All are welcome to come and hear of Joyce’s hope which she held so dear and what sustained her during her lifetime and especially during the past few years of her life.  Services by Washington County Cremation Center.