Joan Mary Gruce, age 72, of Trumbull, passed away July 28, 2015 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Joan was born in Southport, CT to the late Michael and Theresa Gruce. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport. She was the Department Administrator for Trumbull Planning and Zoning for many years. Joan was an avid dancer in her earlier years, participating in many local ballet clubs. She was also a past member of the CT Ballet. She loved cheering on her favorite team, The Pittsburg Steelers and was known for her antique doll collection. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother Michael Gruce and her brother-in-law Dan Bolin. She is survived by her son Geoffrey Gruce and his wife Jennifer of PA; one sister Carol Bolin of Trumbull; four brothers David Gruce of Monroe, John Gruce and his wife Patti of Davidson, NC, William Gruce and his fiance Gail Serrano of Derby and James Gruce of Newtown; two grandchildren Mia and Cameron and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to attend her funeral services on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT. Interment will be private.