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Joyce & Wendy Hozer


Joyce (Denzel) Hozer, 75, of Naugatuck died on April 2, sixteen days after the death of her daughter and her best friend, Wendy Hozer. Wendy, 49 of Waterbury died on March 17. They both died after a courageous battle against cancer, always living their lives with an exceptional and positive attitude. They are preceded by their beloved son/brother David Hozer who died in 2019 at the age of 46 and their caring husband/father Lewis Hozer who died in 2020 at the age of 78. This led to an unimaginable year and a half journey for the Hozer family; in which Joyce and Wendy not only fought to be cancer free, but were also so grateful for the love and support extended during this time.

Joyce was the most beautiful and caring person one could imagine. Her love and devotion for her family had no bounds. While Joyce was surrounded by strong personalities, when one would look just below the surface, there was no question who ran the family. And everyone in the family had a deep respect and admiration for her thoughts and views. Like that old EF Hutton commercial – when Joyce spoke people listened. While her day-to-day life may not have been the easiest, it is doubtful she would have traded it for anything. And while there was always things to take care of and people to look after, she took care of those around her with love and a smile. Joyce’s inner strength was that of an Olympian weightlifter, and her warmth, never ending positivity and perseverance earned her a nickname of “St. Joyce”.

Joyce and Wendy had common joys, and on the very top of the list was --  the love of family. Nothing mattered more than their family. They were happiest spending time with the light of their lives, their grandchildren/nieces and nephews - Jacob, Jaden, Aryella and Ava. Nothing and nobody was more important and gave them more joy and happiness. Words cannot express what David’s children meant to both Aunt Wendy and their Grandmother, Joyce. They gave and received enormous love, comfort and joy from David’s children. There was and always will be a special bond. Happiness was also derived from being together gathering or party with good food that Lewis or Joyce made with loved ones, their friendships and vacationing on cruise ships.

Joyce was also deeply committed to friends, employers and B’nai Israel Synagogue.

May their memory be for a blessing.

Messages of condolences should be directed to the Hozer family.

Funeral services for dear Joyce and Wendy, mother and daughter, will be held virtually on Tuesday, 4/6 at 1:00 PM  with Rabbi Polokoff of B’nai Israel Southbury officiating. Details on how to join the ZOOM funeral and Shiva:

Topic: Funeral Service for Joyce & Wendy Hozer
Time: Apr 6, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 849 8913 5215
Passcode: 649620


Topic: Shiva for Joyce & Wendy Hozer
Time: Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 8444 5387
Passcode: 978436


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