Joseph P. Houyou, 72, of Danbury, husband of Patricia (Schindler) Houyou, died on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Danbury Hospital. Mr. Houyou was born in Danbury on April 30, 1948, a son of the late John R. and Nellie (Borodenko) Houyou. He attended Danbury schools and graduated from Henry Abbott Technical School Class of 1967. A carpenter by trade, Mr. Houyou was a retiree of the State of Connecticut where he worked at Fairfield Hills Hospital and later on at Connecticut Valley Hospital. He also worked at his uncle's store the former Borodenko’s Brookfield Market. Mr. Houyou was a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran serving during the Vietnam era. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, antique car shows, woodworking, “puttering in the garage”. Mr. Houyou was a big Yankees and Giants fan. He most especially enjoyed the time spent with his family. Joe had a lighthearted sense of humor and put a smile on everyone's face. To know him was to love him. Mr. Houyou was a member of the Baptist Church of Danbury where he served as a deacon. In addition to his wife of 49 years, Mr. Houyou is survived by two daughters, Patti-Anne Bun, and her husband Chan of New Milford, and Jolene Schrowang and her husband Hugh of Brookfield; five grandchildren, Jillian, Brandon, Alexander, Ella, and Emmaline, two great-grandchildren, Evangeline and Roman as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Houyou was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Regina and John “Buddy” Houyou, and by a sister, Genevieve Wither. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the Baptist Church of Danbury,14 Granville Ave., Danbury with Rev. Dr. Bob Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury. Friends may call at the Baptist Church of Danbury, 14 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, after 10 a.m.
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