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In Memory of

Joyce Donfrancesco

September 10, 1953 - May 8, 2017

Obituary


Joyce Donfrancesco, age 63, unexpectedly entered into eternal rest May 8, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Donfrancesco for 43 years. Joyce was born September 10, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey of the late Elmer and Eileen Mayar. She lived most of her life in Shelton, CT.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who loved her. Joyce was lovingly devoted to her grandchildren, attending every school function and sporting event, cheering them...

Joyce Donfrancesco, age 63, unexpectedly entered into eternal rest May 8, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was the beloved wife of Angelo Donfrancesco for 43 years. Joyce was born September 10, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey of the late Elmer and Eileen Mayar. She lived most of her life in Shelton, CT.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be missed by all who loved her. Joyce was lovingly devoted to her grandchildren, attending every school function and sporting event, cheering them on.
Joyce will always be remembered for her love of family, friends, granddogs, travel and Atlantic City for mini vacations. She had a fondness in her heart for rescue animals and would share every post of rescue dogs that needed a loving home. She also had a beautiful heart with caring for the homeless in providing coats and food.
Survivors include her children: Diane D'Eramo and her husband Anthony, Joseph Donfrancesco and his wife Terry, and Michele Lima and her husband Fernando, her beloved grandchildren Marissa, Alexander, Adrianna and Alisa and Joyce's brother Michael Mayar and his wife Lori, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Joseph Mayar.

Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 10:30am in celebration of Joyce's life at St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton, CT. Interment will follow immediately after the service at St. Michael's Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, CT.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Tales of Courage, a private animal shelter, www.Tailsofcourage.org, 39 Smith Street, Danbury, CT.