June 7, 1944 – August 29, 2018
Michael Francis Joy, 74, of Clinton, passed away peacefully in his home on August 29th, 2018. Born on June 7th, 1944 he was the son of the late Edward M. and Gertrude L. Joy of Waterbury, CT. Michael Graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury and went on to serve in The United States Air Force. Mike married his love, Yvonne Geremia, in 1967 and they shared 29 years as husband and wife before her death in 1996. Mike had a long career with the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed his position as Postmaster in Hadlymefor many years before retiring as The Supervisor of Postal Operations in Madison.After his retirement Mike was happy to have more time to enjoy the many things he loved doing.Hunting, fishing, boating, lobstering, riding his Harley & driving his ‘66 and ‘68 Corvettes were among his favorite ways to spend his time. Mike’s family was incredibly proud of him when he received his Captain’s License from the U.S. Coastguard in 2000. Mike was a sweet man and a loyal friend. He enjoyed coffee and laughter every morning with his friends at Cristy’s in Westbrook. He was known for wearing shorts year round and his daughter delighted in teasing him about this. Mike’s grandchildren, Shane and Evangeline, were his everything. He cherished his time with them and spent many weekends driving to Massachusetts to be with them. He attended many of Shane’s soccer, baseball & basketball games and went to several of Evangeline’s swimming & karate classes. Mike gave Shane his first fishing pole and was thrilled to share his love of the outdoors and the ocean with his grandkids. Mike was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Mark’s Church in Westbrook. Mike is predeceased by his wife, Yvonne, his parents Edward and Gertrude Joy, and his youngest brother Gerard Joy. Michael is survived by his beloved daughter Marci (Mark Romano), of Brookline, MA, his loving grandchildren, Shane and Evangeline Romano, Cherished brother’s , Edward (Wanda) Joy of North Franklin, CT and Francis (Laura) Joy of Austin, TX, Sister-in-law, Lisa Joy of Southbury, CT, 7 nieces and nephews, their spouses & children and many extended family members. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Saint Mark Church, 222 McVeagh Rd., Westbrook (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 1080 Horse Hill Rd., Westbrook. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 80 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Connecticut Food Bank or The Jimmy Fund.
September 6, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I'll always cherish my stay at your home so many years ago, our talks, our laughs, the precious moments with your mom and dad at your dining table. I've just recently told my daughter why I will never buy a red car ... Lots of love from Diest, Belgium, Karen
September 6, 2018
Dear Marci, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a gentle soul, always smiling and a pleasure to see at family functions. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy Aunt Bernie, Debbie, Mark and family.
September 4, 2018
His photo brought back such memories. He was the absolute sweetest and boy did he love his daughter Thinking of all of u
September 4, 2018
Mike was a kind and very caring man who truly loved his family more than anything. I am so sad to read of his passing. May he Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences to his daughter Marci and her husband Mark and his Grandchildren. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you shared. You will be missed Mike.