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“Our deepest condolences. You all are in our prayers. I will always remember Aunt Joyce's Birthday cards with stick of gum and a balloon!Love,...Read More »
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“Love you "My Dear Auntie Joyce"! ”
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3 of 7 | Posted by: M, Diane Burger - Fairview Pk., OH

“Love and miss you so much, grandma. ♥️ ”
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“I will miss you my sweet sister. We have come a long way together!Your wonderful family will carry on your legacy! a ”
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“The Van Demark Family are all saddened by this news, we have nothing but very fond memories of Joyce especially on our family vacations together at...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: JEFFREY VAN DEMARK - MAHWAH, NJ

“Dear Kim,I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. I will be keeping you in my thoughts at this difficult time.Janet ”
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Joyce Eileen Franceschina, 87, of Avon, devoted wife of the late James Peter Franceschina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Joyce was born in Cadillac, Michigan, the daughter of Alberta Gregory Pappin and Herbert Jay Pappin. She was known for her bright turquoise eyes, great smile and ready laughter. Her family and her home were her greatest passions, and she was happiest when she was among them (with good Italian food and Pinot Grigio). Joyce treasured her friendships from early years in Ohio and Michigan, and her 35 years in Connecticut. Joyce is survived by her children, Kim Franceschina and her husband Joseph Twill of Glastonbury, CT; Mark Franceschina and his wife Maude of Ijamsville, MD (children Bridget, Ryan and Emma); and Jeanne Traester and her husband Donald of Amherst, MA (children James and Jonathan), as well as sisters Diane Burger and Mary Lou Lee of Ohio, and many nieces and nephews in the US and Canada. One of the longest serving volunteers at the UConn Medical Center gift shop, Joyce enjoyed preparing balloons, organizing cards and magazines, and especially welcoming visitors. This was a perfect fit, as everyone who received her memorable birthday greetings (stuffed with sticks of gum and balloons) knows! Services on Friday, May 19 are private, followed by a Christian burial at St. Ann's Cemetery in Avon. The family would like to thank the staff at Hartford Hospital for the outstanding care extended to Joyce and her family, and for their wonderful warmth and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of personal significance. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences or to share a remembrance with the family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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