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Joyce Charlotte (Couture) Dereski

June 27, 1935 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 82)

Joyce C. Dereski

Griswold – Joyce C. Dereski​, 82, of Rixtown Road passed away peacefully Tuesday January 2,

2018 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, at the W. W. Backus Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1935 in Griswold the daughter of Isadore Couture and Mildred

(Nowosielski) Stanley.

Joyce is survived by a daughter Cynthia Brokaw and her husband Neil of Griswold, four

stepchildren Deborah Jurczyk, Peter Dereski III, David Dereski and Laurie Gallo, sister Linda St.

Peter of Rocky Hill, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews

and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Peter Dereski Jr and three children

Leonard R. Moreau Jr., Phillip Moreau and Lawrence Moreau.

Joyce worked for the Naval Underwater System Center and retired from her Federal Civil

Service at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding C&R (SUPSHIP), Groton. After her retirement she

cared for her family members and found time to always volunteer for something. She was the

first female President of the Norwich Lions Club and was a dedicated member for over 30 years.

She was an active participant of the Norwich Senior Center and the AARP group.

A Mass will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 11 AM at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church 181

Elizabeth St, Norwich with a Celebration of Life directly following for all to attend in the

Church hall.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut 227

Dunham St Norwich, CT 06360 or Norwich Lions Club 15 Harvard Terrace, Norwich, CT 06360

in Joyce’s memory.

Please visit to leave condolences or share a memory.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut
227 Dunham St., Norwich CT 06360

Norwich Lions Club
15 Harvard Terrace, Norwich CT 06360

 Service Information

Funeral Mass
January 9, 2018

11:00 AM
Sts. Peter & Paul Church
181 Elizabeth Street
Norwich, CT 06360

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