Joseph John Galluzzi, Jr., 75, of Hamden passed away April 23, 2014. Beloved fiance of Wilette Pearson and her family, Caroline Farless, Liz, Ray, and Zoe Rossomando. Father of Joseph J. Galluzzi III of Clinton, Stephen J. & Debra Galluzzi of New Haven, and Michael J. & Kim Galluzzi of Naugatuck. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Joseph was predeceased by his sister Lorraine Oneto. Born in New Haven on September 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph J. Galluzzi, Sr. and Elizabeth Cosenza Galluzzi. Joseph was a US Army Veteran, a former IBM programmer, a chauffeur for CT Limousine, and formerly worked for Amway. He was a member of the American Legion Post 88 in Hamden, and the Wallingford Camera Club. He also served as past President of the New Haven Stroke Club and was a beloved friend of Central Baptist Church in Hamden. His outgoing personality and friendships will be missed by many. His favorite phrase will always be remembered, 'Wonderful.' Friends may visit with his family on Friday, April 25 from 9-11 AM and may attend his funeral service at 11 AM in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Military honors will take place at the funeral home following his service. Interment will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hamden Stroke Club, c/o Miller Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. A Prayer For My Dad I cant believe I’m standing here, Saying my goodbyes To a Dad that meant the world to me, My Dad with big hazel-brown eyes Anyone who loved him Will know how I feel today, My Dad was the sunshine of my life Who could light up the darkest days. So goodbye Dad my only Dad, Take your wings and fly To eternal happiness and your reward, through the big gates in the sky. ~ Stephen Joseph Galluzzi, New Haven

  2. My sympathy to Joe’s family and especially Wilette on your loss. I’m sorry I cannot attend the services which is why I wanted to at least send a greeting. I will miss his smile at stroke club meetings.

  3. Our condolences to Joseph’s family and to his fiances on his passing. We will remember him in our prayers. Cousin Jim (Richard) Galluzzi, 255 Cordoba Ct., Merritt Island FL, & Bobby Galluzzi, Torrington, CT

  4. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Joseph’s family and friends during this sad time. We apologize due John’s illnesses and attending dialysis three days a week that we won’t be able to come to pay our respects. If there is anything you may need or talk about please don’t hesitate to contact. We loved him alot and will miss him dearly. John and Geraldine Licciardi (203) 469-5746 51 Dale Street, East Haven CT

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Joseph Galluzzi, I wish I had gotten to know him better he was my dad’s bestman and my godfather! God Bless to all! Kimberly Ann Licciardi-Callahan & Family

  6. Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire Galluzzi family, especially Steve, as well as Mr. Galluzzi’s fiance & loved ones. May your cherished memories bring you peace & comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Steve, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss… my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ~ Soleda, West hartford, Connecticut

  8. To the children and family of Joseph Galluzzi I am so very sorry for your loss he was a very sweet man and will be missed by many. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time

  9. we will miss Joe and his love for music! Our good memories will bring smiles and warm our hearts–enjoy heavenly music Joe. your friends and family at the Miller Senior Center

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