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 Joseph A. DePaolo Jr.

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Joseph A. DePaolo Jr.

Birth
Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 May 1965 (aged 56–57)
Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Located five rows east of cemetery storage/garage building on south side of cemetery
Memorial ID 11474095 View Source

Civic leader. A 1926 graduate of Lewis High School, he first entered the political arena in 1934 when he was elected as a burgess in the former borough of Southington. Two years later he was elected a state representative, a post he would hold until 1938 when he lost his bid for re-election. He regained the seat in 1940. In 1941, he was appointed a judge in the Southington court and a year later was elected to the Board of Selectmen. He resigned as a selectman in 1943 in order to join the U.S. Army. After a discharge two years later, he was appointed assistant prosecutor in the town court. He returned to the Board of Selectmen in 1946. He would resign six years later when he was named the postmaster of the Plantsville Post Office. In 1955, he was appointed to a four-year term as the judge for the town court. Reappointed in 1959, he served until the Circuit Court system went into effect in 1961, eliminating the local court. That year, Mr. DePaolo was elected Southington Town Clerk, the position he would hold until his death. Active in a number of local organizations including the Elks, Sons of Italy, and the American Legion, he operated his own insurance and real estate business. For his years of service, he was awarded the 1959 UNICO Gold Medal of Honor. When he died, he was succeeded as town clerk by his wife of 23 years, five-term state representative Juanine DePaolo. The town's second junior high school, opened in 1967, was named in his honor.


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World War II
Statesman and Judge
S C U 3990


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  • Created by: CMF
  • Added: 3 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11474095
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11474095/joseph-a-depaolo : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph A. DePaolo Jr. (1908–21 May 1965), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11474095, citing Saint Thomas Cemetery, Southington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by CMF (contributor 46797947) .