Joyce Shirley Patricia Soracco Bruno, of Fairfield , age 89, passed away on November
27, 2020. Joyce was born in her Carlton Avenue home in Bridgeport, Connecticut on
March 18, 1931. Joyce is the daughter of the late Agostino Soracco and Catherine
Cuneo, and was the baby of four children: the late Robert Soracco, Kathleen Wilcsek
and Theresa Rogers.
Joyce was raised in Bridgeport and belonged to Saint Peter’s Church. She graduated
from Bassick High School in 1949 and received a diploma from Bridgeport Hospital
School of Nursing in 1952. She was a registered nurse working Tower 7 at
Bridgeport Hospital for 26 years. She ended her career at 3030 Park then North
Bridge nursing homes.
Joyce was a devout Catholic and loved going to mass, praying with her rosary beads
and reading the Bible. For fun, Joyce loved watching Turner Classic movies, listening
to Italian House Party on WICC600, doing puzzles and crosswords, reading, going to
parades, singing loud, sitting outside in the backyard and eating delicious food,
especially at Lou’s Diner. She loved America, loved her Italian heritage and loved
the military. She also used her creativity to give back to others. She knitted baby
hats for premies, knitted scarves and mittens for the military, crocheted blankets
for family members and sewed every button for anyone who needed it.
Joyce also had lifelong friendships including her “Busy Bees” group of friends she
had since kindergarten and her high school soul mate, Diane Druggee. She loved
her friends at the Easton Senior Center and Assumption Church in Fairfield.But
most of all, Joyce loved being a mother and grandmother. She loved her family no
matter what they brought to the table. Her classic line was always “there’s not a
lemon in the bunch.”
Joyce is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Claudia and Alan Sheketo=, her
son, Louis Bruno and her daughter and son-in law, Cheryl and Timothy Gay. She
also leaves behind her grandchildren, Nicholas and Luciane Sheketo=, Melissa and
Derik Wrightson, Matthew Sheketo=, Amy Jo Sheketo=, Annie Lyn Sheketo=, Bruce
and Dorothy Gay, Jennifer and Christopher Hamilton, Sara and Michael Barr, And she leaves behind five great grandchildren; Chase, Kevin, Vaida, Bruce jr. and Ava. The family would like to thank the nursing staff that helped her over the years.
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