Joyce Michelson, 81, a longtime Easton resident, died December 25 at Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Fairfield, surrounded by her children. She was the loving wife of Herman Michelson, who pre-deceased her in 2010.
Joyce was born in Liberty, NY to her parents Harold and Della Rexford. She grew up in Loch Sheldrake, NY, where she met her husband who was playing in a band at a Catskills resort. She attended Ithaca College and Albany Business College. Joyce started her own modeling and finishing school in Springfield, MA, where she and her husband lived after marriage before later moving to Easton, CT where they raised their family.