In Loving Memory of Joyce M. Lucas

July 05, 1939
Bridgeport, CT
June 12, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

June 15, 2018


Holy Family Church

Mass of Christian Burial

700 Old Stratfield Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 AM


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

June 16, 2018

Family Gathering


Joyce Markland Lucas

Joyce (Markland) Lucas, age 78, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Born July 5, 1939 in Bridgeport, Joyce was the daughter of the late Ethel Coyle Markland and Roy Lee Markland. Joyce’s greatest love was her family. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years, Alex Lucas of Fairfield; her two children, Lorraine Ryan (Dan Ryan) and Ronald Lucas and his wife Bina. Joyce has five grandchildren, Lauren Nordt and her husband Jeff, Gregory, Julia, Michael and A.J.; and her first great-granddaughter, Charlotte Grace Nordt. She leaves behind her sister, Marsha George, and her husband Albert as well as her brother James Markland and his wife Sheila and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce worked as a School Secretary at Stratfield Elementary in Fairfield. She loved to play the organ for family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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3 Guestbook Entries for Joyce Markland Lucas

  1. Ron,Bina and Lucas Family
    Please accept Our Deepest Sympathy and Our Respect for Your Family’s Great Loss.
    You are All in Our Thoughts and Prayers. May She Rest in Peace.
    Nick and Josephine Camilini

  2. So sad to hear of the passing of Joyce.
    I began my career in Fairfield , at Stratfield School , as a third grade teacher. Joyce was a wonderful staff member who welcomed me, always smiling and always had a full drawer of candy, to sweeten the day!
    Rest in peace Joyce.
    Peace be with the family.
    Susan Cinquegrana

  3. Joyce smiled and welcomed our 3 children as they entered Stratfield School for many years. She was always smiling and made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. In the evening, we often heard many Mrs Lucas stories and they usually involved her kindness to our children as well as many others.
    Our love and prayers to her family.