Joseph "Jo-Jo" Dinunzio
Brooklawn Funeral Home - Rocky Hill
511 Brook Street
Rocky Hill, CT

DINUNZIO, Joseph "Jo-Jo" Joseph "Jo-Jo" Dinunzio, 77, of Rocky Hill, beloved husband for 56 years of Sophia (Gawlak) Dinunzio died, Tuesday, (December 13, 2005). Born in Rocky Hill, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eliola (Gebo) Dinunzio. He was a life long resident of Rocky Hill. He was a communicant of St. James Church, Rocky Hill and a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Jo-Jo was very active in local politics and served on the Rocky Hill Board of Education and Rocky Hill Town Counsel for many years. He was also a past president of the Rocky Hill Lions Club, a member of the American Legion and the Rocky Hill Elks. Besides his wife he is survived by three children, two sons and daughters in- law, Joseph and Catherine Dinunzio of Rocky Hill, Wayne and Colleen Dinunzio of Yorba Linda,CA; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Edward Toohey of Hebron; a sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Milton Marino of Newington; eight grandchildren, Erin, Anthony, Matthew, Caitlin, Christopher, Joseph Jr., Jeffery and Melissa; and a great-granddaughter, Sofia. Funeral services will be held Monday, 9 a.m. from the Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook St., Rocky Hill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church, Rocky Hill at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, with full military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral home Sunday from 3-6 p.m. For online words of condolence, floral tributes and directions please visit

Published by Hartford Courant on Dec. 16, 2005.
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Wayne Colleen and Children,
I am so sorry to hear the news of your Dad, Father in law and Grandfather. I know this is a very difficult time for your family with the passing of Jack. It's good knowing that he will join Jack and they can both look down upon us and joke as JoJo did, I will surely miss his humor.
To Sofie: Your in my prayers, God help you through your thoughts at this passing, We will all meet again.
Lisa Barrett
December 18, 2005
We extend our deepest sympathies at this time and thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Luke E. DiMaria and the Staff of Brooklawn Funeral Home/Giuliano-Sagarino
December 18, 2005
To All the Dinunzio's,

I was sorry to learn of Mr. Dinunzio's passing. Many happy "growing up" memories came up. I'll never forget the mohawk hair cut he got on a bet!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as well as many good memories I hope you will all share.
Judy McKinney
December 17, 2005
Dear Dinunzio Family,
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your husband and father. It was such a great honor to take care of him in his final days and to meet you all. You are such a wonderful family, and it is family's like yours and patients like Mr Dinunzio that make me get up everyday and go to work. I was absolutely shocked and saddened by your lost. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hollie Smith, RN (Center 10, H.H.)
Hollie Smith
December 16, 2005
Grandma - We were so sorry to learn about grandpa... you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We are looking forward to seeing you. xo xo xo
Erin & Mike Bokina
December 16, 2005
Mrs. Dinunzio, Ed & Pamela and Family,

With deepest regrets and condolences.

Your friends and co-workers Development Operations
Steven DelTosta
December 16, 2005
To the Dinunzio Family

I am so sorry to read that Jo-Jo is gone. I was in his high school class & entered the Marine Corp with him and five other classmates in June 1946. He was a fine man.
My deepest sympathy is extended to you all.
Adrian Buck
December 16, 2005
So sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim & Denise Lewis
December 16, 2005
Dear Wayne,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's death. May the Lord surround you with his peace and love at this difficult time.
Pat Chase Ring
Pat Ring
December 16, 2005
I hope that fond memories of your father will comfort you and your family at this time and in the future. My thoughts are with you all.
D Mooney
December 16, 2005
Dear Mrs. Dinunzio and family -

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

With love,
Steph & Todd Ramsier
Stephanie & Todd Ramsier
December 16, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this difficult time. His spirit and love will remain in your hearts forever.
Marie Tabor
December 16, 2005
Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.
Ken & Julie
Ken & Julie Hussey
December 16, 2005
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