In Hamden, Feb. 1, 2013, Joyce Rice Grelle, 86, wife of 57 years of the late Richard Daniel Grelle, mother of Richard Royce Grelle of Euless, TX, Mary Jane Grelle-McGaffin of Hamden, and Frank Daniel Grelle of Meriden. Grandmother of Mary E. Mattheis and Kate M. Dwyer. Sister of the late Marjorie Canfield and Melvin W. Rice. Joyce was born in New Haven, April 15, 1926 a daughter of the late Frank D. and Mabel Key Rice and had lived in West Haven for 25 years before moving to Hamden in 1977. She was a former member of Our Lady of Victory Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Funeral service will be Monday Feb. 4, at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN at 10 am. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of of flowers donations may be sent to SolAmar Hospice, 4 Oxford Rd. Suite E-4, Milford, CT 06460.

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  1. I want to send my prayers to your family. I know that this is a time that. Is tough.the bible holds a promise that god will unite families again really soon, free from sickness and death. May god be you.

  2. Mom, Thank you for all you did for us in our growing up years. I know there were many difficult times but you were always there. I know that you and Dad are with our Lord and I look forward to the day when we can all be together again. Will miss you for ever. your son. Roy.

  3. To Mom, you were always so sweet to me from the day we met forward. You accepted me into your family and I will always be proud to be your daughter-in-law. I admire the length of your marriage to Dad. Now you can be with him forever. You raised a wonderful and sweet boy and soldier and without you and Dad, I never would have found the love of my life. I am glad that you are finally at peace with Dad. I promise to continue to love and cherish your son until we all meet again as family under God’s care. I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law than I had in you. You remain in my prayers always.

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