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Joseph F. Celentano

Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 7 Dec 2010 (aged 91)
Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 62718636 · View Source
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WATERBURY — Mr. Joseph F. Celentano, 91, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Saint Mary's Hospital. He was the widower of Katherine J. (Lorusso) Celentano.

Joe was born in Waterbury May 29, 1919, son of Michaelangelo and Francesca (Caresio) Celentano. He attended local schools and served in the Army in World War II, landing on Omaha Beach. While in the military, he participated in four major European campaigns.

He leaves three sons, Joseph M. Celentano and his wife, Nancy, of Lebanon, Carmen R. Celentano and his wife, Barbara, of Wallingford, and John W. Celentano and his wife, Tanessa, of Willington; a daughter, Jean Ventresca and her husband, Thomas, of Waterbury; a sister, Filomena Cipullo of Waterbury; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Predeceased are two brothers, Carmine and William Celentano, and six sisters, Margaret Pilla, Geraldine Rinaldi, Dorothy Taccardi, Theresa Rinaldi, Josephine Iacovone and Carmella Caviasca.

Arrangements: Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, to Our Lady of Lourdes Church for a Mass at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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  • Created by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718636
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