PUGLISE, Joseph Raymond
Joseph Raymond Puglise, 90, beloved husband of Dorothy (Larson) Puglise of Granby, passed away Friday (November 9, 2012) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on April 12, 1922, he was the son of the late Leon Jack and Anna (Paddella) Puglise. Joseph lived in Granby for 25 years and most recently in East Granby for the past two years. Joseph honorably served his country during World War II in the US Army, Company C, 75th Infantry Division. After sustaining injuries during a mission in Germany, he was honored with the Purple Heart Award for valor and bravery. Joseph returned home to Northern Connecticut where he worked as a plumber for over fifty years and was a member of Local 777 in Hartford. He was a faithful and active member of the American Legion from 1947 until the time of his passing. He was a past commander of the Simsbury American Legion Post 84 and was currently a member of the Shannon-Shattuck Post 182 in Granby. Joseph was a boy scout in his youth and continued his involvement with scouting as an adult. During his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing and fishing. In addition to his wife Dorothy, Joseph leaves two sons, Frank Puglise and his wife Karen of Granby and Dennis Puglise and his wife Teresa of Tariffville; and a daughter, Deborah Kane of Tariffville; three step-daughters, Dianne Doot and her husband Dave of Wethersfield, Janyce Vicik and her husband Steve of Boxboro, MA, and Andrea Lowy and her husband David of Shrewsbury, MA; 12 grandchildren, Jeffrey Puglise and his wife Joy, D.J. Puglise, Nicole Carroll, Kristy Whatley and her husband Ben, Melissa Doot, Michael Doot, Melanie Doot, Lauren Vicik, Mark Vicik, Annalise Lowy, Aaron Lowy, and Dylan Lowy; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Ashley, Anthony, Kyle, Michael, Alisa, Nichelle, and Mikayla. Joseph also leaves his brother, Leonard Puglise of East Hartford and sister, Rose Reardon and her husband James of East Hartford. He was predeceased by his first wife, Suzanne (Strider) Puglise and grandson, Troy Puglise.
A memorial service with military honors will be held 11 a.m., Friday November 16, 2012 in the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby with a calling hour from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Granby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Legion, Shannon-Shattuck Post 182, P.O. Box 182, Granby, CT 06035. To send condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.