Joseph Pari, age 85, passed away Feb. 2, 2009 at his home on Whitney Ave. in Hamden. Joe was the husband of the late Phyllis Ceccarelli Pari. Born in New Haven on May 7, 1923 he was a son of the late Domenic and Jennie Voccio Parillo. Joe is the father of Phyllis M. Pari, father in-law of Rodney Neubauer, grandfather of Joseph and Andrew Neubauer and the late Michael Neubauer, all of Hamden; brother of Andrew Parillo of North Haven and the late William Parillo, Louis Parillo, Mary Polverari, Carmel Boyd and Rose Austin. Joe also leaves behind many cherished nieces & nephews. Joe along with his wife Phyllis owned and operated the Joseph Pari Auction Gallery in Hamden for many years. He was a member of the New England Auctioneers Association, the Antique Appraisal Association of America, the National Auctioneers Association, the National Association of Dealers in Antiques, the New Haven Country Club and he was a member of the Town of Hamden Bi-centennial Commission. Because of his knowledge of antiques Joe lectured many times at Quinnipiac College. He was a member and past president of the Hamden-North Haven Kiwanis Club, the Hamden Chamber of Commerce and the Hamden Rotary Club where he was also a recipient of a Paul Harris Award for his involvement in many community projects. Joe also was a WWII Army Veteran. Friends may visit with his family on Thursday from 5 to 8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT , 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may also attend a Mass celebrating his life at 12 noon on Friday in St. Joan of Arc Church, 450 West Todd St., Hamden. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, The Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 827790, Philadelphia, PA 19182 in memory of his grandson Michael Neubauer or to: CT Hospice Home Care, 110 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear Cousin Phyllis and Rob, You are in my prayers. I will truly miss Uncle Joe. My siblings and I always enjoyed being around him when we were growing up. We always looked forward to seeing him whenever there was a family gathering of any sort. He had a real presence that you could feel when he walked in the room. He exuded love, joy, and humor. I will always remember his generosity, his quirky sense of humor, and his smile. He was like a living legend to us. And now that he’s gone, we’ve got plenty of fond memories and the knowledge that we will see him again someday. Peace and love, Cousin Dean

  2. Dear Phylis, I am sorry for your dad’s passing. I remember him as such a loving, kind and giving man. I still have the beautiful hand painted Hitchcock mirror he and your mom gave me as a wedding gift. I know my dad is really going to miss him, too. Take good care of yourself. In Lovingkindness, Marthann Hirsch (I babysat you decades ago…do you remember?)

  3. Dear Phyliss, Upon returning from Florida, we were so sorry to hear about your father’s passing… He will certainly be remembered for his vast knowledge in the auction business and for a man who deeply loved his family. Working with your dad has taught me so many things…We had our ups and downs but were always able to get over it. He is certainly a legend in his own time…and will be fondly remembered…….Al & Joan Schuckie

  4. Dear Phyllis and Rod- I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know how close you were. At least now he is with your mom and little Michael. If you need anything, let me know. Much love, Eileen

  5. Dear Phyllis and Rod, I was very sorry to read about the death of your dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of mourning. Sincerely, Pam Castiglione

  6. Dear Phyllis, So very sorry to see that your beloved father has died. Am flooded with memories of you, mom and dad at the hall. We had such good times. I still use some of his one liners. You and your folks were always so very nice to me,and I know many of us share in your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Joe. He was always very generous and kind. He always supported me through the years as I played softball. I am honored to have given my daughter the .Pari. name. My deepest sympathies for all family and friends.

  8. I was a Visiting Nurse who cared for Mrs. Pari as she was recovering from wounds that needed daily dressing changes in 1998. Both Mr. and Mrs Pari were wonderful, kind, thoughtful people and I always enjoyed my visits with them. I know they will be missed so much by you but people like me keep them alive in the terrific memories we have of them. I hope the thoughts and prayers of those who care bring you some peace and comfort. It was an honor and priveledge to know them both.

  9. PS: Rod, sorry about the typo. The website won’t let me fix it. Hope to see you when I visit home in May. Love, Dean

  10. were very sorry for your loss thankyou for allowing me to take care of him sincerly,carole williams from the VNA

  11. Dear Phylis, I am sorry for your dad’s passing. I remember him as such a loving, kind and giving man. I still have the beautiful hand painted Hitchcock mirror he and your mom gave me as a wedding gift. I know my dad is really going to miss him, too. Take good care of yourself. In Lovingkindness, Marthann Hirsch (I babysat you decades ago…do you remember?)

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