Joseph Dominic Carabetta, Sr, age 61, of Hourigan Drive, Meriden passed away on June 9, 2009. Joseph is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lenor C. Drechsler Carabetta; his son Joseph D. Carabetta, Jr, of Meriden, his daughter Juliet and her husband Marc Browne of Middletown; grandchildren Ryan, Alexandria & Nicholas Browne all of Middletown; brothers in-law Ken Staschke of Meriden, Dale Drechsler of Westbrook, Peter & his wife Sue Drechsler of Canton, OH; sister in-law Pamela & her husband Richard Ranno of Meriden and several nieces and nephews. Born in Meriden on March 24, 1948 he was a son of Anna Nowicki Carabetta of Penbrooke Pines, FL. and the late Dominic Carabetta. Joseph was employed for 42 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft until his illness, he was an Electronics System Serviceman. In his early years he was involved in many competitive sports as discus, shot-put and javelin throwing. He also competed after graduation from Wilcox Tech in weight lifting and was the recipient of many trophies. He later competed successfully in arm wrestling traveling all over the US. Joseph was always a big & strong man that his grandchildren look up to and loved him dearly. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with Joesph's family on Friday, June 12, 2009 from 5 to 8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT - FLATOW Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave. Meriden, with his Funeral Service beginning at 7:30 PM. Burial will be held Privately.

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  1. Dear Julie & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Your father always made me laugh….and I will smile when I think of .wrinkle girl.. May all the happy memories and good times, grant you some peace during such a time of sadness. He will always be with you in your heart….

  2. For: Lenor,Joseph Jr.,Julie, Marc,Ryan Alexandria and Nicholas: I wish to express sympathy to you in your sorrow May the love of friends Bring you comfort May God’s love Give you peace

  3. Lee, Joey & Julie, My heart is with you in this time of need, Joe was truly a great guy and helped me many times. I share many memories with him,most of them seeming like just yesterday.He always made me laugh so hard my face would hurt.During this difficult time always remember those good times you shared with him that is the way he would want it.stick together and be there for each other and remember time heals all wounds.God bless you! Ernie

  4. I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing today. My condolences to his family. Joe was a wonderful person. I traveled with him to England and worked with him at P&WA for many years. He was the best electronic technician Pratt ever had in my opinion. I hope he did not suffer from his illness. He was a very good man and worked hard all his life. May he rest in peace. Again, my sincere condolences.

  5. Words cannot say enough how sorry we are. These are the times we feel so far away and that we can’t be there for you. We just wanted to let all of you know we are thinking and praying for you. Although we only met Joe a few times he left a lasting impression of how proud and happy he was of his family. I know Joe will live on forever in the values and beliefs he shared with his kids. And these .Carabetta. qualities will be carried on for generations. Give the grandkids a big hug and tell them its going to be OK. Thats what Joe would want for all of you.

  6. For a brief time I went to school with Joe at Pratt & Whitney. He will be remembered for being a very competent technician and friend. All my condolences to his family.

  7. I was so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. Joe was a classmate of mine back at Wilcox. I’ll always remember his .walking. around the room hand-stands and helping us put our instructors car into the lab room at Wilcox. My prayers and condolences to the family. Walt

  8. As a former co-worker with Joe in North Haven TAPC, I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Joe.

  9. Words cannot say enough how sorry we are. These are the times we feel so far away and that we can’t be there for you. We just wanted to let all of you know we are thinking and praying for you. Although we only met Joe a few times he left a lasting impression of how proud and happy he was of his family. I know Joe will live on forever in the values and beliefs he shared with his kids. And these .Carabetta. qualities will be carried on for generations. Give the grandkids a big hug and tell them its going to be OK. Thats what Joe would want for all of you.

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