Joseph Pappalardo, 67, of Newington, son of the late Pasquale and Pauline Pappalardo passed away at home on Thursday, (August 27, 2009), after a long courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Barbara ; his three daughters, Kathie-Ann and husband, Michael Gauthier of Cromwell, Karlene and husband, Christopher Brooks of East Hampton, Kristen and husband, Daniel Dube of East Hartford. Granddad will always be loved and remembered by his grandchildren, who meant the world to him, Kyle Dube, Jacob and Lillian Brooks. He spent many long hours reading and playing with his grandchildren. Joe is survived by four brothers, Angelo of New York, Frank of East Hartford, Carmen and sister-in-law, Carol of Manchester, and John and sister-in-law, Norma of Newington; and two sisters, Mary Pappalardo and partner, Pat Delmore of Florida, and Dorothy Petrone of Rocky Hill. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends. He was a 4th Degree Knight in the Newington Knights of Columbus and an active member of the Newington Senior Center. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, listening to music and golfing with his brothers. Donations in his name may be made to Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108. There will be a celebration of his life for his family and friends to attend. Please contact members of his family for details no later than 9-5-09.
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Published by Hartford Courant on Aug. 30, 2009.