RICHMOND — Joyce Elaine Prindall passed away on Sept. 11, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born March 11, 1934, to Maynard and Mabel Hinkley.

She was educated in Bowdoinham and graduated from Richmond High School. She lived in Bowdoinham most of her life, moving to Richmond after she was widowed in 2003.

She worked seasonally for Merrymeeting Gardens in Bowdoinham from childhood until her retirement.

She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Prindall in 1969 and they spent 34 happy years together. They spent their winters running the “Little Fish” smelt fishing company and in later years both worked together in “the gardens.”

Joyce enjoyed flowers, the color orange, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was an expert in knitting and crocheting. Her greatest hobby was reading. There was never a day when she didn’t read at least several hours. She was also always busy baking goodies for those she loved — especially Woopie Pies.

Joyce was a member of the Emblem Club of Brunswick, the Bowdoinham Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Golden Oldies seniors group in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Prindall and her sister Martha Noble.

She is survived by her sister Hope Harriman. She also if survived by her five children: Steven Billington and wife Marion of Leesburg Fl., Sandra Emmons and her husband Gary of Richmond, Suzan Billington of South Portland, Scott Billington and his wife Lisa of Readfield, and Shawn Billington and his wife Karen of Bowdoinham. Grandchildren are Gary Emmons Jr., Gregory Emmons, Shawn Billington Jr., Sherrie Bennett, William Wallace, Scott Billington Jr., Amanda Billington, and Kimberly Billington.

Joyce also had six great-grandchildren, and one great-greatchild along with several nieces and nephews — including her “favorite” niece Nancy Temple.

Special thanks need to be extended to: her wonderful friend Joyce Pinkham for all her support, Richmond Elder Care for their exceptional caring support for two years, and the Freeport Nursing home for their thoughtful excellent care of Joyce and her family in her final days.

Visitation will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, from 4-5 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 5 p.m. Interment will be in the Densmore Cemetery in Bowdoinham at a later time.

Services are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.