Joseph Chaho
Joseph Bahij Chaho, "Joe", 48, of West Hartford, best son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, dear friend, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He is survived by his dear brother Michael B. Chaho and his wife, Nidale, of Avon, his loving sister Marion L. Barrak and her husband, Bechara, of Avon, and his beloved nieces and nephews, Steph Barrak, Sandra Barrak, Alex Bahij Chaho, and Michael Joseph Chaho. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Bahij Chaho and Doris Chaho of West Hartford. Joseph was born in Lebanon and in 1975 moved back and forth from Lebanon to the U.S. for a number of years. The family finally settled in West Hartford. He was a graduate of Avon Old Farms ('90) and Bates College in Maine, and was the Vice President and Secretary of the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc., in West Hartford. Through his gracious and unpretentious stewardship with Marion Barrak and Michael Chaho, the Foundation helped fund the Hoffman Heart Institute at St. Francis Hospital and also supported Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, Juvenile Diabetes, numerous colleges and schools, and helped change lives by supporting programs of many non-profits throughout Connecticut and beyond. Joe was one of a kind, an angel on earth, he loved and was loved, and went out of his way to make you happy. He always had a smile for you, and time to listen to you. He loved opera, and also loved to share photos of his trips to Maine in search of the perfect lobster. He selflessly cared for his beloved father, Dr. Bahij. As his mother Doris used to say; "Joe is gold", and that he was for sure. He will leave a huge void in so many lives. A Christian Burial Service was held at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Waterbury, CT on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00am.
Published by Hartford Courant on Mar. 7, 2021.
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Avon Old Farms School
March 18, 2021
We remember your quiet, warm soul, Joe.
Curt Detweiler
March 10, 2021
I have known Joey from Zahle Lebanon since he was 10 years old and one.
His passing left scar in many peoples hearts, especially people who knew him.
He will be remembered as a gentleman and kind human being who help his family, friends and many others quietly
My heart with Michael and Marion.

Abdulmasih Zarif
March 9, 2021
My deepest condolences to Marion and Michael’s family. Rest In Peace Joey. God bless you all.

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Raymonda chaho
March 7, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Joseph & Otilia Sousa
March 7, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Marion, Mickael and the family. Rest in Peace Joey you were an Angel on Earth now an Angel in Haven. You'll be missed ✝
Jessie Chahau
March 7, 2021
Deepest Condolences to the family. May Joseph Rest In Peace with our Lord. You are all in our thoughts and prayers . My heart breaks for Marion and Michael. Sevim and Zeki
Sevim Bastug
March 6, 2021
Joe's sudden passing is devastating. He was the epitome of kindness in action, never too busy to help someone. always willing to really listen to you, and a born caretaker of his family and those around him. It was a genuine gift to have known him, and I will miss him deeply. I take some comfort that he is with Doris and Bahij watching over them once again.

My heart breaks for Marion, Michael and their families for this deep, deep loss.
June Kwiatkowski
March 6, 2021
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