Beatrice (Joan) Viles died on March 24, 2022, in Brunswick, Maine
(The following was provided by the Portland Press Hereald on April 1, 2022)
BRUNSWICK – Beatrice “Joan” Viles passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born on May 4, 1938, in South Paris, Maine, to Leonard Dow and Lilian (Noyes) Dow. She attended school in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1956. After graduating she worked at Farnsworth Mill, W.T. Grant and Bowdoin College before marrying the love of her life, Dale Viles, on September 6, 1973. She returned to Bowdoin College again for seventeen years before retiring in 2003. After retiring she worked at Staples in Brunswick before retiring again in 2013 to take care of her husband. Joan’s hobbies included knitting and sewing. Joan was predeceased by her husband of forty-seven years and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Stimpson, and her husband, Troy; sisters Janice Plummer and her husband, Dave, and Virginia Dow; and a granddaughter, Autumn Stimpson Hatke.