BRISTOL, Conn. -- Joyce J. (Mills) Barney, "Meme", 84, of Bristol, Conn., wife of Leo E. Barney, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Sheriden Woods Health Care.
Joyce was born in Hartland, Maine on April 23, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Rex and Nellie (Rideout) Mills. She was a lifelong Bristol resident and retired from Bristol Hospital. Joyce enjoyed going to the casino, but most of all the times she shared with her children and family.
Besides her husband, Joyce is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe and Sabrina Barney, and Dean Barney, all of Bristol, and Leigh Edward and Selena Barney, of Berlin; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rhonda Pagani and her spouse, Pamela Marquez, of Bristol, and Lisa and Sam Faraclas, of Plantsville; a son-in-law, Francis Gremmo; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Gremmo, and her brother, Gerald Mills.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, Conn. Burial will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol, Conn. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday between 5 and 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Affiliate of
, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032. Please visit Joyce's memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.