WEATHERSFIELD - Joyce A. Marino, 70, went home to be with the Lord at 9:33 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Niles, the daughter of the late Max C. and Wilma I. Bycraft Fredenburg, and was affectionately known to many as "Joycie."
A 1961 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose, and enjoyed wine making, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Anthony C. Marino Sr., whom she married July 11, 1961; two daughters, Denise (Bill) Killin of Howland and Lisa (Duane) Austin of Weathersfield; son, Anthony C. Marino Jr. of Weathersfield; nine grandchildren, Stephanie (fiance Joe Sember) Cornicelli and Amy (Mike) Tricomi, Jon (Karen) Austin, Mike (Rebecca) Austin, Joe Austin, Angela (Kevin) Robertson, Cassandra (Samer) Judeh, Megan (Jeff) Kovacich and Kara (fiance Brad Samsa) Killin; and four great-grandchildren, Jakobie Austin, Raphael Austin, Titus Austin and Aden Judeh.
In addition to the individuals listed above, anyone Joyce met instantly became a part of her family, as she welcomed everyone with open arms and an open heart. Joyce's smile and laugh was contagious and her love of life was inspirational. Without her knowing, she touched many lives with her comforting words of wisdom, which will never be forgotten.
''Joycie will be truly missed by her family and friends and will forever have a special place in the hearts of many.''
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Rick Oaks of the First United Methodist Church of Warren will officiate.
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