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Joyce Truebig, 84, of West Hartford, died unexpectedly Tuesday (April 1, 2014) in her home at The McAuley. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond Truebig, a former engineer at Pratt & Whitney, and was the daughter of the late Edwin Paul and Minna (Horstman) Nill. Joyce was born in Brooklyn and lived there until she was six years old. Her family moved to Douglaston L.I., where they lived until she graduated from high school. During these years Joyce's hobbies were sailing, piano and archery. She was active in Girl Scouts and was a camp counselor. After high school, Joyce moved to Schenectady, NY where she lived for two years. She attended NY State School of Ceramics, Alfred, NY, and was married to Raymond at the end of her sophomore year in 1952. They then moved to Santa Monica, CA, where Joyce attended UCLA. When their children were young the family enjoyed camping trips throughout the U.S. and visited many of the National Parks. Joyce and her husband enjoyed Elderhostels in the U.S. and Europe. Other travels included Hawaii, Mexico, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Favorite pastimes Joyce enjoyed were tennis, gardening and hiking. Indoor favorites were painting, ceramics, reading and opera. She was active in the Buena Vista Garden Club, The League of Woman Voters and the Junior League. Joyce was an extremely talented oil painter. She was an elementary art teacher at Elmont, NY and later a student of Paul Zimmerman at the University of Hartford for two years. She had art shows at several banks, Temple Beth El and the Federated Women's club. She also taught art classes at the Universalist Church. Her apartment walls and outside hallway at The McAuley are beautifully decorated with many of her paintings. Joyce was a communicant of the Church of St. Peter Claver in West Hartford. She is survived by her son, Paul R. Truebig of West Hartford; her daughter, Aleta L. Dubecky of Winsted, CT; her sister, Audrey Keeley of Seaford, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Jacob and Janet Truebig and Max and Marissa Dubecky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 7, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. There are no calling hours. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. Contributions in her memory may be sent to: The McAuley Residents Appreciation Fund, 275 Steele Road, West Hartford, CT 06117. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 3, 2014
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