It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Reklaitis announces that she has passed away.
Joyce K. (Heath) Reklaitis, 85, of Bristol, widow of Anthony Reklaitis Sr., died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Joyce was born on Oct. 16, 1932, in Bristol, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Perry) Heath. Joyce was a homemaker who would do anything for her husband and family. She loved spending time with her family, telling stories and making people laugh.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Debbie and Dan Gaity, Karen and Jeffrey Potterton, Anthony and Joan Reklaitis Jr. and Susan and Daniel Caron; her grandchildren, Christopher Gaity and Christina Miller, Michelle Gaity and Dan Nelson, Michael Reklaitis and his wife Jessica, Matthew Reklaitis, Stephanie Messer and her husband Brett and Margaret Caron; her great-grandchildren, Ryan and Alyssa Gaity and Walker and Quincy Reklaitis and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Harold and William Heath; and her sisters, Bernadette Wilson, Doris LaPlante and Esther Balch, predeceased her.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 6 until 8 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at 9 a.m. from O’Brien Funeral Home, to St. Matthew Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. followed by a procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen New England, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032 or online at www.komennewengland.org .
To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or photo, please visit Joyce’s memorial webpage at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .