TOPSHAM — Joyce A. Crosman, 72, resident of River Road in Topsham, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Freeport Nursing Home following a long illness. She was born on May 24, 1942, in Topsham, a daughter of Frank W. and Hattie P. (Hale) Crosman. She was educated in Topsham schools and was proud to receive her GED from Topsham schools in 1986.

Joyce had worked several jobs including as a supervisor for Healthtex. Following the closing of Healthtex, Joyce went to Donnelly’s Driving School and received her commercial driver’s license and worked for 12 years driving semi-trucks for Quality Containers in Yarmouth, retiring in 2000 due to health reasons.

She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and especially loved camping. Spending time with her family was very important to Joyce and she loved spending time with nieces and nephews playing Land of the Lost. She was an avid gardener, and instilled her love of tending the land in her nephews. Joyce was also an animal lover and was particularly fond of horses. She loved to spend her free time riding whenever she had the opportunity.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Survivors include her spouse, Sandra M. Labbe of Topsham, two sisters, Frances Picard and Beverly Groves, both of Topsham, as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, greatgreat nephews, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Kidney Foundation.

Visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Rogers Cemetery in Topsham with Rev. Ron McLaughlin officiating. To share a message of condolence with Joyce’s family, please visit