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PANICO, JOSEPH A. Joseph A. Panico, 84, formerly of Hamden and Naples, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the St. Raphael campus/Yale-New Haven Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Rosemary Bosco Panico. Joseph was born in New Haven on June 9, 1931; son of the late Angelo and Rachel Fraulo Panico; obtained his Bachelor degree from Southern Connecticut State University, his Masters and 6th year from Fairfield University. He served his country faithfully as a Commander in the US Navy during the Korean War. Joseph was a math and physical education teacher at Michael J. Whalen Junior High School, Principal of the Sleeping Giant Junior High School, Assistant Principal at Hamden High School, Health and Athletic Director for the Town of Hamden. Joseph was also an avid golfer. Father of Mark (Patricia) Panico, David (Barbara) Panico, Brad (Megan) Panico and Lisa (Stephen) Whalen. Grandfather of Michael, John, Elizabeth, Natalie, Bryan(Gabriella), Benjamin and Isabella Panico, Carly, Olivia and Jack Whalen. Brother of James (Shirley) Panico and Anna Dadio. His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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Published in New Haven Register from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2015.
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Mass of Christian Burial
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
All Saints Cemetery.
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December 9, 2015
My sincere condolences to the Panico Family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe or Rosemary, as I purchased their unit long-distance from NJ, I've heard many nice things about them from the long-time SCSU alumni "snowbirds" here in Courtwood. Again, my sympathies to the entire family.
Dr. Richard Stiso
July 7, 2015
Rosemary and family,
The Fred and Barbara Sette family would like to convey our sincere sympathy. We are away and cannot be with you.
Love to all
The Settes
July 4, 2015
Rosemary and family sorry for your loss.
I worked at a camp with Joe the summer before he started teaching at Michael Whalen. Miss Bosco was our teacher at M.L. Keefe. I was in the class of 1956 and we kept telling Joe wait until you meet Miss Bosco. As luck would have it their classrooms were across the hall from each other and the rest is history. Joe also was our football coach in the first year of the program, and we only played one game and didn't do well. It was great knowing him.
Art Davis
July 3, 2015
Mrs. Panico, Lisa and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Panico. Sending our thoughts and prayers and wishing you peace.

Mary Lee, Jeff, Ricky & Ryan Novia
Mary Lee Novia
July 3, 2015
Mark I'm so sorry for your loss my deepest sorrow to you and your family
Fred Prior
July 3, 2015
Rose and Mark, My heart out to you and your family in your loss. Joe always made me smile and laugh with his jokes, always had a moment to say hello and we shared the love of reading. I often asked him for author recommendations. Remember all the happy moments with him. My sympathy to all of you.
Linn Bodle
July 2, 2015
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
July 2, 2015
My Heartfelt wishes to Jean and Family !Thinking of you ! Louise Roberts Lundblad
Louise Lundblad
July 2, 2015
Manon & Dick Gagliardi
Very sad news of the passing of a great guy, great teacher, administrator and friend. He will be missed.
Dick Gagliardi
July 2, 2015
Brad and family... my deepest sympathies. I knew ur Dad while student teaching in Hamden then as a coach. He was a" stand up "guy a real student/ athlete centered teacher and administrator. Brad knowing u reminds me of ur Dad. Go forth with the wonderful memories u will share with your families. Again my thoughts are with u.
becca jacobs
July 2, 2015
was a good health teacher...I wish I knew back then, that we had shared the same birthday!! Rest in Peace Joe
July 1, 2015
Joe , always modest and unassuming, was one of the torch bearers of my class, 1953 at SCSU. His strong leadership on the football field, in the classroom, and at our reunions is the mettle by which his classmates measured him. He will be sadly missed. Everett and Diane Smith Drugge
Everett and Diane Smith Drugge
July 1, 2015
Edward Culligan
July 1, 2015
A wonderful guy. My gym teacher 54 years ago at Whalen jr high. Very sorry for your loss. Tony Piccolo
July 1, 2015
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