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Obituary for Joyce Marie Bednaz (Micha)

Joyce Marie Bednaz 82, of Suffield passed away peacefully on Saturday Oct. 16, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 4, 1939 in Hartford daughter of the late Howard F. & Louise R. (Lanati) Micha. Joyce was the widow of Daniel S. Bednaz who predeceased her on March 4, 1991. They were married on November 26th 1961.

She was employed for over 10 years with the Krupa Oil Company in Suffield. She just retired from many years working as a companion to numerous elderly with Companions & Homemakers. Joyce had a warm giving heart and enjoyed her friendships she made through the years with both her work and personal life. She enjoyed and was a very talented painter, loved cooking, baking, fishing with her family, going to tag sales, trips to the casino, playing Bingo and playing cards with the girls.

Joyce is survived by her four children, Kathy Bednaz of Suffield, Mark Bednaz and his wife Sue of West Haven, David Bednaz and Tracy Ouellette both of Suffield. Her six grandchildren Nicholas (Madeline), Christopher, Andrew (Sarina), Holly, Brittany and Shelby. Five great grandchildren Dominico, Jameson, Brady, Norman and Grayson. Along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents and her husband Daniel she was predeceased by her two sisters Beverly and Gail.

Joyce requests to wear bright colors and join the family for a period of visitation on Friday Oct. 22nd from 4-6:30pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Rd., West Suffield, with a funeral home service at 6:30pm. Burial will be held at a later date with Daniel in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to a local Alzheimer’s Association. For online condolences please visit