Joyce Carol Elkins Cronk

FAIRFIELD – Joyce Carol Elkins Cronk, 85, passed away in her home, in the early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Joyce was born in Thorndike, Maine, on Saturday, March 21, 1936, to parents Grace and Claire Elkins.

Joyce is a graduate and alumni of Maine Central Institute, MCI, of Pittsfield, Maine. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Benjamin Berry Post #50. For many years she worked as a waitress, a bookkeeper, manager, and a Personal Care Assist, PCA.

All who knew Joyce will remember her by her spunk and sense of humor and surviving many life-threatening and unexpected medical events. Joyce enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, her plastic canvas crafts, wearing her favorite jewelry, her Pepsi and donut sticks, fish chowder, and lobster rolls, making lists, her TV shows, reading books and many entertainment magazines, listening to music, and in her younger years, she loved dancing.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Carol Norris, and Janet Moxcey, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Melissa French and her husband John, and their three children, Olivia, Jakob, and Trinity French; Aimee Jacques and her husband Edwin, and their four children, Zachary, Nicholas, Abigail, and Isabelle Jacques; Sonya Veilleux, and her four children, Lauryn, Olivia, Carter, and Kailynn Houle; Alison Hinkley and her husband Gary, and their two children, Ava and Grayson Hinkley; Joshua Cobb and his wife Jennifer and their four children Evan, Brayden, Addison, and Andrew Cobb; Chelsey Cobb and fiancé Rook Morrigan; Chad LeBrun and his two children, Raven and Chase LeBrun; and Payton Hunt; her niece and nephews, Deborah Wheeler, Glen Wheeler, and Paul Elkins; her cousins, Charles and Tamera Gage, and Pat McDonald; as well as many other family relatives.

Joyce was predeceased by her father and mother, Claire and Grace Elkins; brother, Dennis Elkins; sister, Doreen Wheeler; nephew Brent Elkins; niece, Elaine Wheeler; special cousin and best friend, Eileen Gage; granddaughter, Amber Cobb; and great-grandchildren Emily, Elizabeth, and Nathan Houle.

The family would like to thank all who provided care and assistance during this difficult time to make her final wish come true to be home with her family and friends by her side.

Joyce’s Celebration of Life will be held, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at 1 p.m., located at Island Apartment’s Community Room, 12 Island Avenue, Fairfield, Maine 04937. Please contact, her daughter Carol Norris if you need more information.

Interment will be held at Rogers Cemetery, in Troy, Maine, in the Spring with a date and time to be determined.

Services are under the care of the Lawry Brother’s Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield, Maine, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, Benjamin Berry Post #50 to the current treasurer, Sharon Spaulding, 140 Detroit Road, Troy, Maine, 04987 in remembrance of

Joyce Carol (Elkins) Cronk.

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