March 14, 1917 ~ April 30, 2003
Joseph Vincent Sapienza, 86, husband of Cruci Scaduto Sapienza of 150 Cook Hill Rd, Chehsire, formerly of Hamden, passed away Wednesday April 30, 2003. He was born in Manchester, NH, a son of the late Domenico and Venera Girgente Sapienza and lived there until moving to Hamden in 1957. Mr. Sapienza was employed as a salesman at Clinton's Piano and Organ Co. of New Haven retiring in 1983. He served in the US Army during WWII, and was a communicant of the Church of the Ascension. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter in law, Joseph V. and Marilyn Sapienza Jr. of Cheshire, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sisters Emelia LeBel, Palmena Ludwig, and three brothers, Santo ''SAM'' Sapienza, Alfred and Attilio Sapienza. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Saturday morning May 3, at 9:15am. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in the Church of the Ascension 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden at 10am. Friends may call Friday (TODAY) from 4-8pm. Burial with military honors in All Saints Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Assoc. 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.