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Joli Leas Victoria, 64 of Bridgeport, CT entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones. Joli was born September 14, 1957 to the late John and Stella Leas. She was a lifelong resident of Bridgeport. While attending Central High School, she was a member of the N.D.-Ettes Drum and Bugle Corps Color Guard, as well as a High-Stepper with the Central High School Band. Upon graduation, she attended Norwalk Technical College, where she met her future husband, Robert Victoria. Joli and Robert went on to have two children, Kimberly and Andrew.
Joli loved life, and took pleasure in the smallest things and she seemed to know the words to every song ever written. She enjoyed travel, practical jokes, spending time with friends, but most of all was devoted to her family. She loved volunteering at her children’s school, and took an active part in their education. She was always hosting family parties, as family was the most important thing in her life. She was a true and loving friend to those she knew, and was always ready to make new friends.
To those who know her, it will come as no surprise to learn that Joli was an organ donor, showing her true dedication to helping others.
Joli is survived by her two loving children; Kimberly Victoria of Bridgeport, and Andrew Victoria, wife Courtney of Hays, Kansas; grandchildren Armani, Brianna and Cameron Gulley and their father Barry Gulley of Bridgeport, sisters Monica Andreoli, husband Ron of Branford and Johanne Leas of Bridgeport, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the CT Chapter of the American Lung Association in Joli’s name. Friends and relatives are invited to pay respects on Monday, May 16, from 4–7 pm at Redgate – Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place in Trumbull, CT.
American Lung Association
45 Ash Street, East Hartford CT 06108