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Angelo "Joe" DiBella Obituary
DIBELLA, ANGELO "JOE" Angelo "Joe" DiBella, 86, died January 17, 2013 at a Franklin Healthcare Facility. He was born in Swayersville, PA, May 29, 1926, the son of Salvatore and Catina (DiJania) DiBella. Angelo was educated in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. He served in the US Army and Air Force from 1944-1949 with service in the Philippines earning a Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Victory WWII Medal, and Occupation Ribbon in Japan. Angelo met Eleanor A. Smith in Bangor and they married in 1948, they celebrated 65 years of marriage last July. He was employed for 33 years at Avco Lycoming in Connecticut before retiring in 1984. Joe was an avid fisherman. He spent many enjoyable hours fishing on Donnell Pond in Maine at his retirement cottage. He is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanor Smith DiBella; sons, Samuel DiBella and companion Catherine Edne of Stamford, CT, Jeffrey DiBella of Wallingford, CT, Joel DiBella and wife Vanessa of West Haven, CT, Isaac Lopez and wife Heather of Naugatuck, CT, Joseph DiBella of Sanford, ME; daughter, Kathleen Chamberlain and husband Bruce of Monroe, ME; grandchildren, Nicole DiBella of Bridgeport, CT, Caitlin Chamberlain of Somerville, MA, Clarke DiBella of Ansonia, CT, Daniel and Michael DiBella both of West Haven, CT, Nate Chamberlain of Girdwood, Alaska, Adam Lopez of Naugatuck, CT. and Faye DiBella, of Milford, CT.; sister, Carmella Fecso; special brother-in-law, Charles Leavitt; sisters-in-law, Jacquelyn Leavitt and Sandra Ingalls; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jonathan DiBella; and a sister, Grace Carey. A memorial service will be held 1pm, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Franklin United Methodist Church, 24 Main Street, Franklin, ME with a reception to follow at the Franklin Veterans Club. Spring interment will be at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin, ME. Contributions in Angelo's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, ME. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 22, 2013
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