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Joseph C. Deckelman Jr.

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DECKELMAN, Joseph C, Jr. Joseph Charles Deckelman, Jr., 89, of New Britain, died Saturday, (September 27, 2008) one day after his 89th birthday at Brittany Farms Health Center. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Joseph C. Deckelman, Sr. and the late Agnes (Atkins) Deckelman. Joseph was a former long time Meriden resident and a New Britain resident for the past eight years. He was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Meriden. He was predeceased by a sister, Doris Moriarty; his companion for over 40 years, Dorothy LaPorte, and Dorothy's daughter, Sandra DelBuono. Surviving are two nephews, Donald Moriarty and George Moriarty Jr.; two grandnieces, and a grandnephew. Also surviving is the family of Dorothy LaPorte, including Mary Ann Bilodeau of New Britain, Andrew Dean LaPorta of Arizona, Barbara DeLuco, Joseph F. LaPorte, and Joseph M. DelBuono, all of Southington; and a special friend, Gloria Wright of Terryville. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Rocky Hill. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 30, 2008
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