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Joseph J. Jeanette Sr. Obituary
JEANETTE Joseph A. Jeanette Sr., age 88, of Beacon Falls, beloved husband of the late Catherine M. Piotroski Jeanette, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, evening February 8, 2010 at the Griffin Hospital in Derby, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Jeanette was born in Derby on December 24, 1921 son of the late Joseph and Assunta Palmieri Jeanette. A resident of Derby for most of his life before moving to Beacon Falls, he was employed as a master electrician at the B.F. Goodrich in Shelton and later at the Anaconda American Brass in Ansonia until his retirement. A proud veteran, he honorably served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corp. Joe was a recipient of the Purple Heart as a result of being wounded during combat on the island of Bougainville in the Pacific. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is survived by two sons, Arnold J. (Maria) Jeanetti and Joseph A. (Kay) Jeanette Jr. of Ansonia; a daughter, Mary S. (Gary Sr.) Farrar of Beacon Falls; a brother, Dominic (Mary) Jeanetti of Derby; a sister, Susan Camilini of Seymour; nine grandchildren, Aimee Jeanette of North Haven, Nicholas Jeanette of New Haven, Alyssa Jeanette, Christopher Jeanette, Kelley Jeanette, Ian Jeanetti, and Gino Jeanetti of Ansonia, Gary Farrar Jr., and Brandon Farrar of Beacon Falls; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Jeanette-Blethan and Abigail Jeanette-Blethan of North Haven; numerous nieces and nephews, and his canine buddy Lilly. He was predeceased by brothers, Pasquale "Patsy" Jeanette and Anthony Jeanette and sisters, Caroline Frumento, Eleanor Luneau, and Grace Macero. Friends and relatives are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday February 13, 2010 at 8:15 a.m. from the Spinelli-Ricciuti Funeral Home, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary's Church in Derby. Entombment with U.S. Marine Corp. honors will follow in Mt. St. Peter's Garden Mausoleum in Derby. Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 12, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of the Spinelli-Ricciuti FH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in care of the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the Griffin Hospital doctors, nurses, and staff, especially Kristen for their extraordinary care given to Joe during his illness. To send an online condolence, please visit www.spinellifuneralhome.com.

Published in Connecticut Post on Feb. 11, 2010
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