Joyce Holford Proute, 79, of New Haven, entered eternal rest on April 29, 2017.

Born in Barbados, January 15, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Julian St. Clair Proute and Helena Elfreda Proute.

She leaves to cherish loving and lasting memories, a sister, Joan Skeete; brother, Glyne Proute; special niece, Everil West Pilgrim and her husband, Caleb Pilgrim; a special niece, Carol Phillips; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by sisters, Lorina Reid and Gwendolyn West; and a brother, George Holford.

A celebration of Ms. Proute’s life will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 AM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 8:00-9:00 AM. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.