Joyce Bugbee

Joyce S. Bugbee

1935 - 2011

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Joyce S. Bugbee, age 75 of Lyme, passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 6, 2011 at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. She was born in Hartford on August 21, 1935 the daughter of the late Lawrence F. and Helene (Snedeker) Sanborn. Joyce was the beloved wife of the late John C. Bugbee, Jr. who she married on March 5, 1955 at the Trinity Church in Hartford. Jack predeceased her on April 3, 2005. Joyce had resided in Lyme since 1964 and had previously made her home in Old Lyme. She was an active member of the Old Lyme Senior Citizens and participated in many of the programs at the Lymes’ Senior Center. She loved being at the beach and the family cottage at White Sands as well as the beach at Rogers Lake. Joyce loved children and was a former day care provider at the Lyme Shores Racquet Club in East Lyme. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth, and her husband Thomas Gerhart of Ivoryton, Janet, and her husband Peter Signore of Salem, beloved grandchildren, Jessica Gerhart of Ivoryton, Hannah Knight of Lyme, Peter John Signore of Salem, and Amber Gerhart of Ivoryton. She also leaves her beloved great-granddaughters, Lily Knight, Serenity and Hiahya Gerhart, her sisters, Joan, and her husband Russell Roden of Pennsylvania, and Barbara Burgess of Ohio. Besides her husband and parents she was predeceased by her sister Betty Albert. A graveside service will be held in the Laysville Cemetery, Boston Post Road in Old Lyme on Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Rd., P.O. Box 597, Old Lyme, CT 06371.