Obituary: Joie Mei Meder

Joie Mei Meder

BEACON FALLS — Joie Mei Meder, 9, of 152 Lopus Road, Beacon Falls, passed away at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, July 6.

Joie was born in Guangxi, China on Sept. 20, 2001, daughter of George and Gina (Patchkofsky) Meder. She attended Fraser-Woods Montessori School in Newtown with her siblings, enjoyed playing the piano, going on play dates, playing board games, and going on family trips to Yellowstone National Park and New Hampshire. Joie’s easy going personality made her a joy to be around at school and when she had to make hospital visits. She loved being with her sisters and was “the bridge” between them.

Besides her parents, she leaves her three sisters, Stevie, Jessie, and Danie Meder; her maternal grandmother, Susan (Coppola) Patchkofsky of Beacon Falls; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her sister, Andie Mei, who passed on December 13, 2000; her paternal grandparents, George and Virginia (Wrigley) Meder; and her maternal grandfather, Richard Patchkofsky.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at Beacon Falls Congregational Church, 69 Wolfe Ave., Beacon Falls. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls. Calling hours will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Child Life Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06504.

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