1937 – 2021
Pomfret – Joan (Marrotte) Serwanski-Rice past into the hands of the Lord on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
Joan was born on January 31, 1937 in Willimantic, CT, the daughter of Aime and Marie (LaPlante) Marrotte. She worked for Electro Motive Mfg. Co. before she worked at UConn and then moved on to Eastern CT State University where she retired from as the assistant registrar.
She leaves her husband, Albert Rice; her sister, Beverly Smith; four children, Douglas Serwanski, Donna Nichols, Laurie (Robert) Taylor, and Paula (Jay) Lembo; five grandchildren, Caitlin, David Nichols, Jr., Cassandra Nichols-Barrett, Nicole Lembo, and Autumn Lembo; two great grandchildren, Colton Nichols, and Leif Lembo. She was predeceased by two brothers, the late Richard and Robert Marrotte, and two sisters, Evelyn Vegiard, and Lorraine West, and her first husband, the late Eugene Serwanski.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Hospice of North East Connecticut.
Calling hours have been respectively omitted and services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.