Joseph Reale
1961 - 2017
BORN
1961
DIED
2017
FUNERAL HOME
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT


Joseph "Joe" Reale, 55, of East Hartford, beloved husband of 33 years of Salvina (Testa) Reale, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Born in Hartford on November 19, 1961, he was the loving son of Antonio and Nella (Alfano) Reale of Bloomfield. Joe graduated from Northwest Catholic High School and received his Associate's Degree from the University of Hartford. He was a sales consultant for CarMax and a member of their prestigious President's Club in recognition of his outstanding customer service. Prior to working at CarMax, Joe worked alongside his father as a real estate developer for many years. Joe always put others first and had the biggest heart. He was known for his jokes and for making everyone laugh, he truly lit up any room up with his presence. Joe had an exceptional talent for cooking and was very passionate when he created delicious meals for his family and friends. He was happiest when everyone was seated at the table enjoying one of his meals. In addition, Joe was known to everyone as a 'diehard' New York Giants fan. Joe was a loving husband and father, and will be forever missed by his devoted wife, Salvina; his son, Dr. Antonio Reale of West Hartford and his two daughters, Stefanie (Reale) Duran and husband Orlando of Manchester and Alisa Reale of East Hartford. He is also survived by his sister, Serafina Capobianco of Bloomfield; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carmelo and Carmelina (Neri) Testa; his brother-in-law, Sebastian Testa and wife Nancy of East Hartford; his sister-in-law, Alfina Rizza and husband Paul of South Windsor, as well as many nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends. Funeral services will begin Saturday (October 28) at 8:30 a.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Junipero Serra Parish (St. Francis of Assisi Church), 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. To share a memory of Joe with his family, please visit www.desopo.com.


Published by Hartford Courant on Oct. 26, 2017.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
27
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT
Oct
28
Funeral service
8:30a.m.
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT
Oct
28
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
St. Junipero Serra Parish (St. Francis of Assisi Church),
673 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT
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19 Entries
Very sorry for the loss of your son, father, husband. I am sure he will be in your hearts forever.
marilyn austin
November 3, 2017
Sentite condoglianze per la perdita di una brava persona. vi sono vicino anche se lontano
tummineri salvo
Friend
October 31, 2017
I had the privilege to work with Joe at CarMax.I transferred to Hartford from Buford , GA CarMax and Joe was so welcoming to me. He made me feel like I belong in Hartford. He always asked how I was and about my husband and children. He has come into my life and made such a huge impact in only 2 months. He will be forever thought of, missed and in my prayers, as well as all his loving family and friends! The love I felt in the room when attending his wake was truly amazing! Rest forever in peace Joe!
Katrina Buell
October 29, 2017
Salvina & family,

We are heartbroken to hear of Joe's passing. May God give you strength and comfort you during this difficult time. We are so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.
Sebastian & Maria LaRosa
October 29, 2017
Joe, may you Rest In Peace. You were a great role model and gave me a laugh every time we'd talk. Prays to you and the family. You will truly be missed. Carmax will forever remember you, as will I.
Kara Macari
October 27, 2017
Worked with Joe at FJB Associates..
Great Guy!! He will be missed!!
FRAN ROTONDO
October 27, 2017
Salvina, this makes me so sad, especially after our chat when I got out of the hospital. I know I've only worked with you for a short time yet I adore you and know i'm sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family...

-Morgan
Morgan Rose
October 27, 2017
Salvina, I am so so sorry to hear about joe,My condolences to you and your family.joe was a great and certainly funny guy.He will not be forgotten.
bob geffert
October 27, 2017
Salvina, I never met Joe or your family, but I know you and am so sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Moira
October 27, 2017
Salvina, I never met Joe or your family, but I know you and am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Moira
October 27, 2017
My deepest Condolences to all that loved Joe. He was a man that I really appreciated in my life amd was blessed to have worked with him for years. His smile and energy always filled everyone's heart and I can't never forget his kind comments, inspiring those around him. God bless.
Dimitris Harilaou
October 27, 2017
Our condolences to the Reale Family. May your happy memories bring you comfort in this difficult time. God bless. Lynnette Mathis and Amber Murphy
October 26, 2017
Salvina and family we were blessed to have known your loving husband and father Joe. He truly was a wonderful person.Condolences Maria, Bob Hall and family.
October 26, 2017
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Lina Monterosso
October 26, 2017
Salvina, we are so saddened by the news of Joe's passing. He was such a wonderful and thoughtful man. We fondly remember him always remembering us while you were at your place by the shore. He was such a great guy and we will truly miss him. Our condolences to you and your family. We are with you in spirit. Karen & Jeff, David, Axel
Karen Westerberg
October 26, 2017
To the entire Reale family, we are so so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He made us all laugh and was truly a great person. I struggle to find the words. We will all miss him dearly. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We will miss you cuz.
Dan and Tammy Buonopane
October 26, 2017
Salvina I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Angie Fragosa
October 26, 2017
Stefanie and family - my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. As the days and weeks pass, I pray you find solace and comfort in your loving memories of your wonderful father.

Love and hugs,
Patti Baker
October 26, 2017
Our deepest condolences on your loss. The D’Esopo Family.
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
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