Joyce Elaine (Anderson) Ottone, 93, of Portland and formerly of East Hampton, beloved wife of 40 years to the late Charles A Ottone, passed away peacefully March 11, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1928 in East Hampton she was the daughter of the late Harry T. and Mary E. (Spencer) Anderson. Joyce was born into a large family of ten children and was a life long resident of East Hampton. She is survived by her son Gary S. and wife Liz Ottone of East Hampton, her two daughters Denise Dalton and husband James of SC, and daughter Pamela St. Lawrence and husband Richard of Portland. She was predeceased by all of her siblings, brothers Harry, John, Donald and Robert Anderson; sisters Mary Goff, Alma O’Brien, Norma Fontanelli, Gail Whitten and Sue Engel. There’s a saying “ Life doesn’t come with a manual, rather it comes with a Mom. “Joyce’s true career was her dedication to her family and friends. At home with Charlie they always loved to entertain. Joyce was an avid reader, painter, sewer, baker, cook and loved doing jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and games, gardening, bird watching and owning orange cats. She especially loved seeing and caring for her 3 grandchildren Greg, Andrea and Whitney and was blessed with 6 great grandchildren Paige, Grady, Maya, Jocelyn, Aryana and Hunter. With her wonderful gentle soul she loved teaching each child something new, whether it was playing a game, reading a book, doing laundry, cooking, making a craft or even gardening. Spending time with all the children was the highlight of her day. Each and everyone of us will cherish the life lessons she taught.
A Graveside service will be held Wednesday March 17th at 11AM in Lake View Cemetery in East Hampton.
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