Joyce Mitchell

Joyce Marilyn Mitchell, age 92, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Bethel Healthcare Center, Bethel, CT. She was born in Stamford on March 20, 1931 to the late Walter M. and Grace Scott Mitchell. She attended Danbury Teachers College and then Columbia University Teachers College to attain her teaching degrees.
Joyce was a beloved elementary school teacher for 35 years with the Town of Darien before her retirement. She also taught Sunday school at the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, where she was a church elder. A talented painter and craftswoman, Joyce also enjoyed visiting different states, indulging her passion for U.S. history.
Joyce is survived by her dear friends, Patricia K. Ashcroft of Bethel, Wendy Rosenblum of Stamford, and her beloved “Cobban Clan” cousins of New Hampshire.
Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her brother, Walter E. Mitchell.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, with a prayer service to be celebrated during calling hours with The Rev. Dr. David R. VanDyke officiating. Interment will be held at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Joyce’s memory to Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN Stamford), 1747 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06905 or to the Sierra Club CT Chapter, 30 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106.
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