It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Joseph Tine Jr., on February 11, 2013. He is now reunited with his wife Rose Marie B. Tine in heaven. Joe was born to Giuseppe and Santina Carta Tine in Middletown, CT on September 25, 1928, where he resided for 84 years.
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He is survived by four children, Cheryl Tine, Joseph Tine III and wife Cheryl, Mark Tine and wife Michele, Rochele Romano and husband Rick. He was blessed with 6 grandchildren. Joshua, Joseph IV, Zachary, Mikayla, Rose and Ricky. He also leaves behind his dear friend Ann.
Joe was born into a family of 7, leaving behind his two sisters, Marie Stagon and Helen Perrone. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank, Salvatore, Anthony and Theodore.
Joe was a lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and was honorably discharged. Joe then came home to help run the family business, T & T gas station on Main St. for the next 40 years. He was a proud member of many fraternal organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, was a past Auxiliary State Police, and a member of the Douglas Hose Company #1. Joe was inducted into the Middletown Sports Hall in 2004 with the 1945 Middletown High School Football team. He was a parishioner and active member of St. Sebastian Church. All that knew and loved him will dearly miss him.
A mass of Christian burial to honor his memory will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013, 10:00 am at St. Sebastian Church, Washington St. in Middletown. Burial will be following the mass at St. Sebastian Cemetery with Military honors. D'Angelo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Sebastian's Restoration Fund. Joe's family would like to thank the staff at Hartford Hospital, ICU Bliss 11 for their outstanding care during his last days.
Published in The Middletown Press on Feb. 16, 2013