Joyce Rust

Obituary of Joyce A. Rust

Joyce A. Rust, 72, of Danielson, CT passed away peacefully February 12, 2021 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA surrounded by her husband and children. She was born February 29, 1948 in Putnam, CT, daughter of the late Charles and Florette (DesRoches) Michaud.

Joyce enjoyed her work as a hairdresser in several area salons until her retirement, but her true passion was golf. She was the Foster Women’s Club Champion in 1978 and later was a long-time member of the Quinnatisset Country Club where she enjoyed playing in the Tuesday Ladies League. Joyce was the President of the league for several years and it was said fondly that she ruled the league with an iron fist.

She was the beloved wife and soulmate of Richard N. Rust for 52 years, who survives her. She also leaves behind her son Scott Rust and wife Donna of Windham, NH, her daughter Christy Rust and partner Kristopher of Putnam, CT, her grandsons Noah and Jake Rust of Windham, NH, her sister Sandra Long of Putnam, CT, her sister Carol Morissette and husband Raymond of Danielson, CT and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Kenneth Michaud.

There will be no services at this time, but a private Celebration of Life for Joyce will be held on a later date. The family asks that gifts be made in Joyce’s name to support the BWH Lung Transplant Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Checks can be made payable to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with “in memory of Joyce Rust” in the memo line and sent to: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd floor, Boston, MA, 02116 or visit to make your gift online. Share a memory at


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