NORTHFORD- Joseph Charles Canna, 82, of Northford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Smilow Cancer Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Lillian D'Elia Canna.
Joseph was born in New Haven on Oct. 5, 1931; son of the late Gennaro and Elizabeth Carbone Cannavaciolo; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean war
and was decorated for fighting in three major battles; obtained an associates degree in 1956 from Quinnipiac College and a bachelor of science degree in 1958 from UCONN. Joseph had worked at B.F. Goodrich Aerospace as the purchasing manager for 30 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of the VFW
and a parishioner of St. Monica Roman Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and a dedicated UCONN basketball fan.
He was the loving father of Joseph E. Canna, of Middletown, Stephen Canna (Tea,) of Orange, Elizabeth Fabrizi (Mark,) of Westbrook and Gregory Canna (April,) of Tolland. He was the loving grandfather of Matthew, Thomas and Lauren Canna, Olivia and Juliana Fabrizi, Justine and Ethan Canna. He was the brother of Alphonse Cannavaciolo (Albina,) of North Haven, Anna Buono (Alfred,) of Northford, Elizabeth East, of North Haven, Geraldine Mioline (William,) of Branford and the late Gerald Canna (Cannavaciolo). He was the brother-in-law of Alice Canna and the late Robert East.
His funeral procession left the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Tuesday, March 11. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Monica Church with military honors being rendered immediately following the mass. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508. www.northhavenfuneral.com.