Charles Frederick Joseph, Sr., 87, of Hamden, passed away on July 27, 2007. He was born in Bridgeport, July 26, 1920 to the late Charles and Florence Lindgren Joseph. Charles leaves his wife Ann Funaro Joseph and his children, Karen Reynolds of Madison and her husband Ricky, and Charles F. Joseph Jr. Also, three grandchildren, Melissa Burnadette Joseph of Charleston, SC, Ashley Marie Reynolds, and Patricia Lynn Reynolds both of Madison and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy VanSyckle, John Joseph and Harold Joseph. He was a veteran of WW II in the US Army. Charles was a master pressman for the former Walker Radcliff Printing Co., he later worked for Martin Printing Co. until his retirement. After retirement he was asked by Martin Printing Co. to return as a consultant, which he did for 5 years. Charles is a longtime Hamden resident and a member of the VFW, Elks Hamden Lodge #2224 and American Legion Post #88. Charles always enjoyed fishing, poker and woodworking. When he wasn't working he loved spending time with his family. Funeral service Monday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at the CT State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Memorial contributions in Charles' name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Charlie & Karen, Our Family just found about Uncle Chick,We send our Condolences to your family at this time, We know the feeling of losing a parent, and a love one. I know that they are all up there now as a family now,the three brothers are back again. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. The Joseph Family & The Brown Family

  2. Charlie (Jr.) and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. God bless, Mary Luciano Lyons

  3. Dear Charlie: I was unable to attend your father’s wake or funeral but I wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family. It’s hard to lose a parent, no matter what their age, and I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jack O’Donnell

  4. Karen, Charlie and family – Mom called yesterday to share the news. I am sorry to hear of your dad’s loss. Your dad was very special. I will never forget the times we traveled in the back of the truck to your uncle’s farm. There was one fisty little pony that tried to take a bite out of my leg. He was a cutie. Your dad was always doing things around your house – I can’t count the number of times he was up on a ladder burning the paint off the side of your house and then repainting. Hold onto your fondest memories. He’ll always be with you in your hearts. – Fondly remembered by Sherrie Mom sends her sympathies as well.

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