Joyce D. Kandro, age 69, of Stratford, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 29, 2012 surrounded by her loving children.
Joyce was born in Bridgeport to the late Fred and Frances (Lister) Harrison and was a lifelong Stratford resident.
She was retired from Bargain News where she had worked in sales.
Joyce was very dedicated and devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved to entertain and cook for family gatherings. Her wonderful sense of humor and optimistic outlook certainly enabled her to survive nine years of ovarian cancer.
She is survived by three beloved children, Richard Kandro and his wife, Maureen, of Shelton, Robert Kandro and his wife, Sharon, of Portland and Debra Kandro of Stratford; four cherished grandchildren, Steven, Laura, Adriana and Veronica Kandro; one brother, Robert Harrison and his wife, Hilda, of Tiburon, California; and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband, Richard Kandro.
The family wishes to thank her loving home health companion, Grace Harris, for her support, compassion and dedication to Joyce.
Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155, Main Street, Stratford. A memorial service officiated by Deacon Timothy Bolton will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will private.
In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make contributions in her memory to Discovery to Cure, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208063, New Haven, CT 06520.
Please visit www.pisteyfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence.