Edward Joseph Volpintesta M.D.
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
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Edward Joseph Volpintesta, MD
Dr. Edward Joseph Volpintesta, 76, of Bethel, passed away on January 10, 2021 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut.
Ed was born in Stamford, Connecticut to Louis Volpintesta and Angelina Serpe on March 24, 1944. He graduated from St. Basil's Prep and received his undergraduate degree as an ROTC cadet at St. Michael's College in Vermont. He studied Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City on sponsorship from Mrs. Margaret Lee Crofts of Stamford. He completed Internships at St. Johns Newfoundland and Stamford Hospitals and did his Residency at Danbury Hospital.
Ed opened his practice Bethel Medical Group in 1975 as a primary care physician where, as a man of Bethel, he warmly served his community for 45 years. Ed showed the importance of the doctor-patient relationship which is listening to patients. He launched the Primary Care Round Table at Danbury Hospital, serving as its Chairman from 1994 to 2002, and hosted a television program Dr. V on Call that connected medicine and the public from 2008 to 2012. Ed also served as the chairman of the Fairfield County Medical Association (FCMA) and was a delegate in the House of Delegates of the Connecticut State Medical Society for many years. Ed was publicly outspoken on many healthcare issues. Over the years, he had published more than 1200 articles, essays, and letters to editors in various medical publications and newspapers, both statewide and nationally. In these forums, Ed remained a steadfast and passionate advocate for patients, colleagues, and quality patient care.
Ed is survived by his wife Nami, his children Robert (wife Erin Shelton), Laura, Emily, Andrew, Michelle (husband Tyler Dickinson), his brothers Frank and Louis, and his grandchildren Lua, Lorenzo, Farrah, Rosa Linda, Rocco, and Angelina. Ed left each of them with a unique, loving touch.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 18th at St. Mary's in Bethel. A public Graveside Burial service will follow at Bethel Cemetery Elmwood Section in Bethel at approximately 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Ed's honor to the Edward J. Volpintesta, MD Fund for Primary Care for Danbury Hospital, and mailed to: Danbury Hospital Foundation, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.
Or, in Ed's honor to Friends of the Bethel Public Library, mailed to: PO Box 189, Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801.
Ed's family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the entire Bethel and Greater Danbury community for their outpouring of love and support at this time. For online condolences and charitable links, please visit www.thegreenfuneralhome.com.


Published by Danbury News Times on Jan. 14, 2021.
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So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to the family. I have absolutely loved reading the inspiring comments, fond memories, and kind words from the many friends and lives touched! What an impact he made!!
Liz Heitner
Family
March 14, 2021
Sorry to hear this news. My condolences to the family.
Liz Heitner
Family
March 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the whole families of Dr.Edward Volinpesta. He was our first doctor in Ct in 1979 after we got married 1978 and moved to CT.our first visit. to him was to find out if I was pregnant with our first daughter(and we were). We were his patients for many years and anytime we drive through Bethel looked to see if his office was still there. We were shocked to see the news article this morning that he died of COVID and prayers for all.
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Barbara
Family
January 29, 2021
I was very saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He was a kind and gracious man. My love and prayers go out to Nami and his whole family.
Corinne Thompson
Friend
January 20, 2021
Dr. V has been my doctor for over 45 years. What can I say about a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Just hearing his voice made me feel better knowing that he knew me so well and knew exactly what I needed to do to feel better. His quaint office that felt like a "parlor" was comforting and small. When he walked around the corner and saw me and said "Hey Lin" right then and there I felt better. A true "doctor/friend" in every way. My heart is broken that I will never be able to talk to him again. He was a true hero in my eyes. I miss him very much and I am so sad that he wasn't able to enjoy his much deserved retirement with his beautiful family. Rest in peace dear friend and thank you for always being there for me.
Linda Benicewicz
Friend
January 19, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Simone Taylor
January 18, 2021
We were so saddened to hear of Dr. Volpintesta’s passing. We moved to Bethel in 1971 and Dr. V became our family doctor soon after he opened his practice on Greenwood Avenue. He was an amazing doctor, and such a kind and caring man. He will be truly missed by our family, and so many others in the Bethel area. We send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to your family. May God comfort you and bring you peace.
John and Susan Geier
Friend
January 18, 2021
Sincere condolences to the entire family of Dr. V. You are in my prayers. He was a wonderful man. I remember on one visit to him with my dad, he said all he ever wanted was to be a small town country doctor. He excelled at it! He took such good, personal care of my mom and dad throughout their later lives. His compassion was endless. He truly cared for patients and their families. Dr. V you will be sadly missed. I hope you can join a game of cards with my mom, dad, uncle joe and aunt margaret, and have some cherries!
Mirra Penn
Acquaintance
January 18, 2021
Dr. Volpintesta was more than just my doctor. He was a family friend for over 40 years. He was always there for me making me feel so much better each and every time I went. I would feel better the next day. His kindness and caring and knowing me so well was so comforting. I have missed him so much this past year due to his well deserved retirement and now I'm missing him for the saddest reason ever. May God bless his amazing soul....
Linda Benicewicz
Friend
January 18, 2021
Mi Young Elizabeth Kim
January 15, 2021
A true friend, a 'real' doctor for my family since he started practicing. I am overwhelmed with sadness.

beth l muller
Friend
January 15, 2021
I was very sad to hear of Dr. Volpintesta' passing. He took care of me one time when my primary care Dr. was away. I will always appreciate his kindness even taking time to call me to check on how I was. He was also a talented painter although very humble about that. His beautiful work graced the walls of the waiting room . They always gave me great pleasure . I send my love to his family.
Erin Nazzaro
Erin Nazzaro
January 15, 2021
Dr. V was my Doctor since i was about 5 yrs. old, I remember looking up at him thinking he was a Giant. After 45 yrs of knowing him he is still considered a Giant to me. We all hate to get sick, but knowing that I was going to see him was always something to look forward to. He was not only my Doctor he was my friend. You will be greatly missed by so many,
Thank you for everything.
Bob Moceri
Friend
January 15, 2021
Dr. V who is my doctor since 1978 I couldn’t of been more than 20 years old when I met him in today I am 67 I don’t think anybody else knew me as well as Dr. V did he was not only my general practitioner but he was a consoler someone you could talk to.

My own children grew up and made Dr. V their doctor. We will never ever give up Dr Volpintesa will be sadly missed and forever lovingly with fond memories live in our hearts. Our sympathy to his family and to all his dear friends for we have truly lost a great man.
Suzanne Patnode
Friend
January 14, 2021
I want to wish my condolences to dr v family. Dr v will be very missed. He was a great dr. I love going to his office . He always made you feel comfortable .he always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace.
Tricia dessureau
Friend
January 14, 2021
Doctor V was a great person who made a doctor's visit something to look forward to and actually enjoy. He had a great sense of humor and, as a former patient, he made a huge difference in my health and life. Bethel lost a gem and he will be greatly missed.
Joseph Ricci
Friend
January 14, 2021
A man of many talents and more. He was the type of Dr. you can tell anything to and he would listen, give you advice and tell you where to go if he couldn’t.... he will be missed sorely but he was one in a million... Godspeed Dr. V ... heaven has gained another angel; May perpetual light shine upon him... much love to the family who were lucky enough to have him ....
Fran Quinn
Friend
January 14, 2021
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