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.