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“Joyce you will truly be missed. You was a wonderful holy woman. You was a wonderful angel down here on this earth. Heaven has received a wonderful...Read More ยป
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Joyce Muriel Drescher, 85, of Granby, beloved wife for 60 years of the late Walter Leon Drescher, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2015 in West Hartford. Born in Hartford on May 23, 1930, daughter of the late John and Alice (Gilbert) Wheatley, she was raised in Hartford and attended Our Lady of Sorrows School and was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. Joyce started her career at the age of 17, first working at Crum & Forster Insurance in Hartford and later as a legal secretary at McKenna, Zito & Malliet. After returning to school at night to receive her high school diploma, Joyce took a position at The Hartford Insurance Company where she worked as a regional secretary until her retirement after 25 years of service. Joyce and her husband loved animals, especially dogs, and took in several rescue dogs over the years. Most of all, she will be remembered as a devoted homemaker and caregiver for her family. She cared for her parents, aunt, mother-in-law, and her husband in her home until their passing. She was a devout Catholic and a longtime communicant of St. Therese Church in Granby. She leaves a brother, Donald G. Wheatley of Manchester; a devoted friend, Barbara McClendon of Manchester; and several beloved friends in Granby. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Ethel Easinsky; her brother-in-law, Roy Easinsky; and her sister-in-law, Lana Sue (Gladstone) Wheatley. Her family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 Noon, at St. Therese Church, 120 West Granby Rd., Granby. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Joyce's family has requested that memorial donations be made to Priests for Life, PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL, 35210, or American Life League, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555.