Joyce Perusse

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Perusse, Joyce
Joyce Perusse, of Virginia passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on June 3, 2013. She was born in Danbury, CT. on February 11, 1939, daughter of the late Walter and Corriene Bennett Balzarini. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Episcopal church and attended schools in Danbury. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her brother Douglas and sister Marcia. Joyce is survived by her daughters Renee Alibro of Florida, Robin DiCentes of Virginia Beach, sons-in-law Chris Alibro and Joe Dicentes, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Joyce was an avid reader and always up for a game of scrabble. She loved gardening, cats and researching genealogy of family and friends. She was an anglophile, loving Brit-coms, the monarchy, Jane Austen, James Herriot, Colin Firth etc. Joyce loved growing up in CT and raising her girls there. She loved beach vacations at Misquamicut RI, Rehoboth DE, or Ocean City MD, and she had a wonderful time living in Arizona! She loved folk music, classic rock, classical, opera, and more. Joyce's kids and grandkids always brag that she went to Woodstock! Joyce was also a humanitarian supporting The Elephant Sanctuary, VFW, Disabled Vets, Alzheimer's Research and The Ellis Island Foundation. She will be remembered with love by her children and close friends; her grandchildren, Kate, Elizabeth, Chrissy, Frankie, and Robbie, and great grandchildren, Melissa, Michelle, Mathew and Garet, will all dearly miss their "Mimi". A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 11am at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home at 48 Grand Street, Niantic, CT. Joyce's ashes will be buried at Union Cemetery in East Lyme, CT.

Published in News Times on July 25, 2013
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