Joyce M. (Dittman) Wilcox

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  • Joyce M. Wilcox Memorial Choral Music Fund
    c/o The First Congregational Church of Essex,UCC
    6 Methodist Hill
    Essex, CT 06426

Joyce M. (Dittman) Wilcox

  • BORN: January 17, 1932
  • DIED: March 11, 2018
  • LOCATION: East Haddam, Connecticut

Joyce M. (Dittman) Wilcox, 86, of East Haddam, CT., entered into the presence of our Lord on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. We give thanks to God for this dear, gentle, kind, generous and lovable lady who was a blessing to us all. As wife, mother, and homemaker she was admired and appreciated for her devotion to her family. Joyce was a daughter of the late Raymond E. and Neva V. Dittman of Williamsport, PA. She was a graduate of the Williamsport High School class of 1949 and the Wheaton Business School of Williamsport. Joyce was an active member of the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church and a covenant member of the First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC while residing in CT. She loved theater and the arts and supported many community theater programs through costume design and administration. The cadets at the US Coast Guard Academy were fortunate to benefit from her loving support and care as a cadet sponsor mother for many years. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Rodney C. Wilcox; two daughters, Cynthia Fusco and husband, Nicholas Fusco, of Killingworth, CT and Sharon "Shari" Wilcox and fiancé, Scott Weaver, of Ivoryton, CT; and a son, Robb C. Wilcox and wife, Maryann Wilcox, of Holliston, MA; and by two grandchildren, Cameron Fusco and Mackenzie Wilcox; and by one sister, Wilma "Billie" Hakes and husband, Jack Hakes, of East Berlin, PA. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook, CT. A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, 6 Methodist Hill, Essex, CT 06426 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Joyce Wilcox Memorial Choral Music Fund" at the First Congregational Church. To share a memory of Joyce or send a condolence to her family, please visit

  • March 23, 2018
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home
  • 34 Main Street
  • Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Funeral Service
  • March 24, 2018
    11:00 AM
  • First Congregational Church of Essex
  • 6 Methodist Hill
  • Essex, CT 06426
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“ Dearest Rod, Cindy, Shari, and Robb:I was talking to mom tonite, and I learned of Joyce's passing, and I wanted to drop you a note. It is hard to...Read More »

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