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“I remember Mr. Friello when I attended Wilbur Cross High in the late 60's. He was such a handsome and smart man. Sincere condolences to his family....Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Ketter - Cheraw, SC

“it was great to get to know you I will miss you down at OTB R.I.P ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: tom west - stratford, CT

“To the family,My deepest sorrow for all who loved Joe. He was an ispiration to all who knew him. One of the greatest. jukie ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jukie

“Grace My thoughts and prayers are with you Tracie Switajewski ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tracie

“MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL, JOE WAS A GREAT MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: ANGIE (FRIELLO) NARGI

“To Joe's family-I was so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Joe and my late husband and me were friends back in the early 70's when I taught at Cross....Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rose Velardi Mentone

“Good Bye Joe......from one of your Physical Education classmates from the class of '55. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Limauro Casanova - AZ

“Grace and family, My sincere sympathy to all of you. May he rest in peace. Joan Atzbach ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Barbara, My condolences to you and your family. Joe was my dear friend; I always cherishedour very special relationship. We shared a lot in...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Wm F Fusco

“My Dear Grace, Jack, Jimmy and Family,I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother and uncle. He was my principal during the four years...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Clarke - West Haven, CT

“Joe, you were a good friend and a great man. You will be missed. Rest in Peace. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Radil

“I was honored to meet Joe at one of his doctors offices. He was such a sweet guy, and always brightened the office when he came in. I am so very sad...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“What a great guy to know. I met Joe 7yrs ago at an "OTB", and I learned alot from just listening. My sincere condolences to the entire family. He...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Aaron

“sorry for your loss he was great. I cannot make it there I live in florida now so this was the next best ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: sal friello

“Though we haven't seen each other for a while, you will be sorely missed by both Rosalyn and myself. You were a great guy and gentleman. Rosalyn...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


Joseph Friello Jr., of Stratford CT, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport CT on May 24, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Shine Friello for 40 years. Born in New Haven CT on April 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Giuseppi and Marianna (Santacroce) Friello. Stepfather of Patti (James) DiSpazio of Florida and Jeffery (June) Schaffer of Colorado. Loving Grandfather of Ali DiSpazio of Hamden CT. Brother of Grace (late John) Pascarella of North Haven, Madeline (late Paul) Larson of Florida and Alice (Brian) O'Connor of Westbrook. Predeceased by his cherished brother Thomas Friello. Mr. Friello was the proud and loved Uncle of 5 Nephews, 5 Nieces along with 16 Grand Nephews and Nieces. A graduate of Hillhouse High School, he went on to serve in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After discharge from the military he earned his Bachelors Degree at New Haven State Teachers College (SCSU) in 1955, where he played football and was a team co-captain. He obtained his Masters Degree from the same institution and was a founding member of the original Owl Varsity Club. He went on to obtain his sixth year from The University of Bridgeport. He worked tireously in the New Haven School System for 34 years, teaching in both the Primary and Secondary Levels. He served as an Administrator at Sheriden Middle School, Richard Lee High School, Wilbur Cross High School, Conte School and Career High School. In addition to his teaching and administrating responsibilities he was an Assistant Basketball Coach for Red Verderame, winning the New England Championship along with being an assistant Football Coach. An avid golfer, he was a Board Member of the Bridgewood Country Club in Westport CT. He also served on the Sewer Commission in Fairfield for a number of years. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl. Wednesday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10. Burial with military honors in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Rd. Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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