NORWALK, Conn. – Betty Joyce Grey, of Norwalk, died Sunday, Jan. 31 after a short illness. She was 77.
She was the wife of the late Nelson Howard Grey.
Born July 27, 1938, in Belfast, Maine to the late Everett A. and Lorraine Carter, she was raised in Rockland, Maine, where she attended local schools.
At the age of 18, she and her husband relocated to Norwalk. She was employed at Lavender Laundry in Norwalk for many years and was a cook for clergy at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Norwalk, where she was a parishioner.
She is survived by daughter Barbara Louise Grey of Redding; sons Richard K. Grey of Seymour, William H. Grey and his wife, Dana, of Monroe; and Robert S. Grey and his wife, Jan, of Bridgeport; stepdaughters Deborah Grey Rhodes of Rockland, Maine; and Donna Grey Diamond of Danvers, Mass.; grandchildren Ricky Grey of Center Belmont, Maine; and Melissa Dagostino of Loudon, Tenn.; brother-in-law Bruce Grey and his wife, Lorraine, of Stonington; sister-in-law Norma Carter of Turner, Maine; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her brother Everett A. Carter Jr.; and her half-brothers William and Lewis Edwards.
Friends are invited to greet the family from 4-8 p.m.Friday in Norwalk’s Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 E. Wall St., Norwalk. A memorial Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday meeting directly at St. Mary’s Church, 669 West Ave., Norwalk. Interment will be private and at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Heart Association or the charity of one’s choice.
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