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Joyce Charlotte (Couture) DereskiJune 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
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
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 www.cummings-gagnefh.com to leave condolences or share a memory.
Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut
227 Dunham St., Norwich CT 06360
Norwich Lions Club
15 Harvard Terrace, Norwich CT 06360