NAUGATUCK — Joyce A. Dandeneau, 79, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was the wife of Roger E. Dandeneau to whom she was married to for 54 years.
Joyce was born on Oct. 22, 1934. Born and raised in Winsted, daughter of the late Harold and Carrie Ransom. She was a graduate of Gilbert School in Winsted and also a graduate of Connecticut Institute of Hair Dressing in Hartford. For many years she owned Joyce’s Beauty Salon in Naugatuck and worked for several other salons though out her life where she enjoyed her cliental.
Joyce was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards and ceramics. She also loved dancing with her husband and won several dancing competitions throughout the state.
Besides her husband Roger, she leaves behind three children, Mark Dandeneau and his wife Barbara of Naugatuck, Roger Dandeneau and his wife Kathleen of Wolcott and Yvonne Ober and her husband Bradd of Falls Village. She also leaves behind a brother, Denten Ransom and his wife Pat Ransom of Meriden and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Wayne Ransom and a sister, Joan Dean.
The family would like to thank VITAS for their help and support.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: VITAS Hospice Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit C, Middlebury, CT 06762.
To place online condolences, visit www.buckmillerbrothers.com.