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“Dear Eddyce and Frank,So sad for any suffering that Mom endured in this lifetime!She was certainly blessed with a loving family,and a community of...Read More ยป
1 of 6 | Posted by: Rosalyn Arena

“Dear Eddyce and Frank,I will remember your mother in my Rosary prayers. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Terry Nadolny

“Eddyce and Frank: So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Morra Pace - Fairfield, CT

“Dear Eddyce and Frank,May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Peace, Prayers and Blessings! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Petreycik - Bridgeport, CT

“Dear Eddyce and Frank - my deepest sympathy to you both. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Rose Corr

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

Joyce P.S. Merritt, age 89, of Bridgeport, wife of the late Edmond Merritt, passed away on January 25, 2017 in Connecticut Hospice. Joyce will be remembered by her loving daughter, Eddyce Macari and her husband Frank, of Bridgeport; her granddaughter, Rachel Erdos, and her husband Andrew, of Stratford; three cherished great grandchildren, Joshua, Victoria, and Norah Erdos; her daughter-in-law, Laurene Merritt, of Shelton; and family members in England. In addition to her devoted husband Edmond, she was predeceased by her two sons, Wayne and Paul; her grandson, Jeremy; and her siblings. Born in London, England to the late William and Florence Miller Sealey, she was the youngest of nine daughters. She met her future husband in London's Piccadilly Square during World War II. Upon Edmond's return to the United States, he sent for her to become his beautiful English bride. They lived in Bridgeport before moving to Fairfield and were the owners of the Paper Place in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, a fixture in the small community. Caring for her family, tending to the vegetable garden at her daughter and son-in-law's Lil' Blessings Academy, and painting all gave her much joy after retiring. Friends may greet her family on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM in St. Anthony Church. Her interment will be in Lawncroft Cemtery. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign her guest register, please visit