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Joseph M. Minkiewicz, 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, in 1925, to Joseph M. Minkiewicz, Sr. and Katherine (Brovsky) Minkiewicz. He was a resident of Stamford for 78 years. Joseph graduated from Stamford High School, class of 1943, and attended Upsala College before serving his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married the love of his life, Beatrice Simonelli, in 1949, and together they made their home in Stamford. Joe served on the Stamford Fire Department for over 35 years. Joe loved traveling, gardening and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beatrice, his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and David Gold, of Stamford, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Carol Minkiewicz, of Vermont, and his grandson, Thomas C. Vozzella, of Stamford. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother Anthony. The family will receive condolences in the Saint Bridget of Ireland Parish church hall, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, on Thursday, January 17th at 10am, prior to a Memorial Mass beginning at 11am. Inurnment will be held in private at the request of the family. The Minkiewicz family has entrusted Joseph's final arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you'd like to leave an expression of condolence for the family online, please sign the family guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome and share your memories of Joe with his loved ones.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Jan. 16, 2013