Her husband, John M. Bulkley died in 2001. Born in Larchmont, NY, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Neofotistos) Bakes, Joanne graduated from Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for more than 45 years at numerous medical facilities that included the UMASS Medical Center, Providence House, and the Lutheran Day Health Center.
Joanne was a devoted and faithful member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral for 45 years. She will be remembered for the positive energy she shared with her family and friends. She was a selfless, loving, and compassionate mother and grandmother, who was devoted to her family.
She leaves two daughters, Barbra A. Guiliotis and her husband, Gregg of Orange, Ct.; and Ann E. Bulkley-Armour and her husband, Michael of Shrewsbury; a son, David M. Bulkley of Westborough; two brothers, George Bakes of Boca Raton, FL, and Nicholas Bakes and his wife, Patricia of Hamden, Ct.; a sister, Patricia Loskant and her husband, Robert of Monroe, Ct.; two granddaughters, Kathryn E. and Grace A. Armour of Shrewsbury. A sister, Helen Zapherson and her husband Dino of Norwalk, Ct. predeceased her.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 4-7 PM in Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Funeral services for Joanne will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester with the Rev Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis and the Very Rev. Fr. Dean N. Paleologos officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Joanne with a contribution to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell Street, Worcester 01609. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit: www.milesfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Philip G. Haddad, Jr., Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Memory Eternal!