Joseph D. Catone, 96, of Hamden, husband of the late Dava Barbaresi Catone, passed away on June 4, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born on November 25, 1919 to the late Nicola and Rosina Ferrucci Catone. He is survived by his children, Joseph Catone Jr. and his wife Sherlyn, Michael Catone and his wife Darcie, David Catone and his wife Didi, and Roseann Caplan and her husband Jim. Joseph is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sisters, Ida Anastasio, Rose Velecca, and Tessie Catone, daughter-in-law, Angela Catone, and grandson, Scott Catone. After graduating from Hillhouse High School, Joe faithfully served his country in the Army during WWII, where he took part in the occupation of Okinawa, Japan, and also many of the islands in the Pacific Theater. After the war, Joe went to the University of Bridgeport, where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then went on to work as an engineer for both Soundscriber and TMI. Later on in his career, Joseph received his teaching degree and went on to teach Industrial Arts for several New Haven Public Schools. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his many friends at the Ridge Rd. Senior Club, and Friday night cards and happy hour at the Commons at Mill River in Hamden, where he lived for over 20 years. Above all else he enjoyed and loved spending time with his family, and watching his grand children and great grand children grow up. Friends are invited to visit with Joseph's family on Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 5-8pm in the BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden. His funeral will take place in the funeral home on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 10:30am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Centerville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer, 2080 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Uncle Joe. You were a wonderful part of my growing up and of Chet and Jill growing up. We loved you and always knew you loved us.

    You were such a terrific guy!!!âŒâ­-i.

  2. Roseann and family: I just saw your father passed away and wanted to let you know I am very sorry.

    Mary Sue

  3. Dear Roseann, David, Joey and family,

    I will always remember your dad with a big smile on his face every time he greeted me. He was responsible for many happy hours of my childhood spent at Wharton\’s Brook or Sleeping Giant.

    He was a truly good, kind ,patient man and will be missed by those whose life he touched.

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