Joyce's Story

BRISTOL, CONN. - Joyce M. Milbury, 84, of Bristol, Conn. passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015. She was the wife of over 64 years to George H. Milbury.

Joyce was born in Ft. Fairfield, Maine on February 13, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Boulier) Shaw. She was devoted to her family and retired as a bookkeeper after several years with the former Calco Cleaning. Joyce had also been a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol.

Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Stephen J. Milbury and his girlfriend, Pam Potanka of Avon, Conn., Sheree J. Mailhot and her husband, Thomas of Bristol, Conn. and Sabrina Joy Milbury and her husband, Andy Johnson of South Burlington, VT; brother and sisters, Robert Shaw and his wife, Jill of Caribou, ME, Mary Giberson and her husband, Alfred of Presque Isle, ME, Carolyn Adams and her husband, Floyd of Limestone, ME and Alice McCarthy of Bristol; grandchildren, Jerry R. Daniels, III of Bristol, Christine E. Clement and her husband, Nils of Plainville, Conn., Errik Milbury and his wife, Kristen of Woodbury, Conn., Sean G. Milbury of Southington, Conn., Olivia J. Milbury of Enfield, Conn. and Jaska M. Bradeen of Moretown, VT; step grandchildren, Katie Clukey and her husband, Justin of Bristol, Kristin Mailhot and her fiancé, Christian Otis of New Haven, Conn.; and step great-grandchildren, Joshua and Lucas Clukey of Bristol; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Christine E. Merrithew, Judy Foster and brother, Richard Shaw.

Calling hours will begin on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol, Conn. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert D. Sorozan, Pastor of the Prospect United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to The Beekley Center for Breast Health & Wellness, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Joyce's memorial page at if you wish to leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory or photo.
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