Mrs. Joyce F. (Cousineau) Ruscitti, 84, of Milford

Mrs. Joyce F. (Cousineau) Ruscitti, 84, of Milford MA died Saturday (October 15, 2022) at her residence after an illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Ruscitti Jr., who died in 2019
Joyce was born in Worcester MA, the daughter of the late Frederick Cousineau and the late Florence (Loosemore) Cousineau. She attended the Woodland Street Grammar School in Worcester MA and was a graduate of the former David Hale Fanning Trade School for Girls located in Worcester MA, Class of 1956.
Joyce had been a resident of Milford MA since 1959. She was a self-employed hairdresser for many years and also had worked as a Nanny to five young boys for many years, whom she loved dearly.
Joyce loved cooking & cleaning and spending time with her beloved husband and family. She was a devoted grandmother & mother. She also loved her pet cat, “Emma”.
Joyce is survived by her 2 daughters: Cheryl Gates and her husband Dale Gates of Milford MA and Michelle Holden and her husband Geoff Holden of Naples FL; her 2 granddaughters: Michaela Alves and her husband Roberto of Milford MA and Emmalee Gates of Milford MA; her sister Gail Ryan and her husband Peter Ryan of Leicester MA; also many nieces & nephews.
In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place. . Relatives & friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on MONDAY  (October 24th)  at 10am at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 151 Mendon Street, Upton MA. There are no visiting hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA. Visit for complete obituary & condolence book.


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