June 26, 1935 ~ October 3, 2021

Born in: Woonsocket, RI
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Joseph J. Cimerol, Jr., age 86, of Hamden, passed away on October 3, 2021 with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Angela Frances Conte. Joe was born in Woonsocket, RI on June 26, 1935. He was a son of the late Joseph J. Cimerol, Sr. & Gertrude (Gardella) Cimerol. Joseph is survived by his wife Angela F. (Conte) Cimerol; his sister-in-law Frances Beebe of Hamden; and three generations of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert P. Cimerol & Francis J. Cimerol. Joseph was a resident of Rhode Island until 1956, when he moved to Hamden. He was a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and later received his Masters Degree from the University of New Haven. He was a Chemical Engineer employed for over 30 years at the former Olin-Matheison Corporation, retiring in 1990. During his tenure at Olin, in 1969, Joseph created and owned patents for the corporation. For over 50 years, Joe was an aficionado of Mercedes-Benzes. Joe will always be known as one who would help the less fortunate or someone in need.
Friends may visit with his family on Thursday morning, Oct. 7th, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden prior to his Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 12:00 noon at Divine Mercy Parish/St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Conte-Cimerol Endowment Fund, c/o Yale-New Haven Hospital Office of Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.


Visitation: October 7, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 am

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


Mass of Christian Burial: October 7, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


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  1. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family, we will always cherish the life lessons you have taught to all of us. We all promise to take good care of Ang. Rest in Peace Jo Jo I love you.

  2. Angela~ Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences. Joe was a fine man and it was an honor to know him. Frank Sartiano, Mercedes Benz North Haven

  3. My deepest condolences to Angela and the entire family. Uncle Joe was such a kind gentle man who exemplified love and grace. I will cherish the many fond memories of spending holidays together and his keen sense of humor! Rest In Peace Uncle Joe ♥️

  4. I knew Joe ( Sonny ) When he moved to Slatersville about 1955. I hung around with his younger brother Francis and eventually Bob his other brother became my brother in law. He was so polite and always said hi to me as he rubbed my head and that will always stay with me. I’m sure he will be missed greatly by every one, bye Sonny.

  5. Patti Hinchliff– Joe Cimerol was a caring, thoughtful man. His manner always had a twinkle of fun added to his serious side. His expert knowledge was varied, and he spoke with detailed explanations. Joe loved life, especially with his Angela. We will all miss this fine man–his loves, his talks, his walks and his marvelous life.

  6. Angela and family, So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing He was the smartest, kindest and gentlest of men.

    Our love and thoughts are with you.

  7. Dear Angela and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was the wisest, kindest and most gentle of men. Our thoughts and love are with you, Jody and Jacquie Purpora

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a sweet, kind gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Angela, and the entire family. Love, Anthony and Cheryl Purificato

  9. Dear Annie, We will all miss Joe very much. He was one of the special people you meet in your life and you are better for having known them. We were so happy to have you and Joe as Michael’s godparents. You both brought a special love and happiness to all of us. You and Joe will always be in our prayers. Love Stephen and Patty

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