Joseph C. Gargano

joseph gargano

October 30, 1933 ~ October 5, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Joseph C. Gargano, 87, of Hamden, husband of the late Joan (Sheard) Gargano, passed away at the Lord Chamberlain Center in Stratford on October 5, 2021. Born in New Haven October 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Cosmo and Clara DePino Gargano. Beloved father of Kathy (Ronald) Bodle of Guilford, Edward (Maria) Gargano of North Haven, Mark (Leslie) Gargano of Brandon, FL, and James (Jena) Gargano of Middletown. Grandfather of David (Chi), Edward Jr., Joseph, Matthew, Natalie, Jazzmine, and Jesse Gargano. He is also survived by his brother Anthony Gargano, his sister Terri Amore, and many nieces and nephews. For many years, Joseph served his community as a City of New Haven firefighter. He greatly enjoyed fishing and crabbing, and cooking for his family.
Joseph’s family would like to thank the staff of the 4th Floor, and also the 3rd Floor at the Lord Chamberlain Center for their loving care.
Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden Friday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Whitney Ave., Hamden. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with his family at the funeral home on Thursday evening, October 7th, from 5-7 p.m. Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Lord Chamberlain Nursing & Rehab Center, 7003 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614.


Visitation: October 7, 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: October 8, 2021 11:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Mark and family: so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Prayers to you and your family.
    Frank and Mary Ann

  2. Jimmy,
    I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I didn’t know him, but looking at they way you are, he had to be an awesome guy.
    Please accept my sincere condolences. You, Jena, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bruce Wooding

  3. Though we never met, I feel I have a sense of the man you were through your loving, kind and generous daughter Kathy. It is my privilege to call her friend and neighbor and just as she cared so well for you, she will be cared for by many. You live on in the hearts and minds of all who loved you and were loved by you. Rest In Peace.

  4. Kathy and Ron,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family ❤️ take comfort knowing all his suffering is over and he is at peace.
    Love you, Carla and Keith

  5. Our deepest condolences to all of you. Uncle Joe will always be fondly remembered. May the loving memories forever be in your hearts. Extending our thoughts and prayers.

  6. To the Gargano Family,
    Jan & I send our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad! When Jan & I first got married many years ago we lived across the street from Joe & Joan! You couldn’t have asked for better neighbor’s! Jim was just a Little guy back then and was always at our house! We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers! RIP Joe!

    Jim & Jan Foley
    Myrtle Beach, SC

  7. Joe was the kindest, most loyal and devoted man to his family and everyone who knew him. He is walking with the angels.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Jo-Ann and Jim Fantarella

  8. Papa Joe was a humble man who loved his family. He loved to cook, be outdoors, music and ice cream!!! Sending much LOVE & big HUGS to you ALL! We love you Papa Joe.
    Leslie & Natalie

  9. Fred Votto and his family in California express their sympathy to his cousin Joseph’s family.
    We will remember him and his family as they mourn his loss in our prayers.
    In sincere condolence,
    Fred Votto and family

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