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Joseph Paul Lumbruno, 87, of Suffield, husband to his late beloved wife, Carmella Maselli Lumbruno, passed away on April 10, 2006 at the Suffield House in Suffield, surrounded by his loving family. He was affectionately known as the “Dandelion Man” and “Papa Joe. Joseph was a strong man who touched many lives with his kindness, generosity, wit and a life-long love of baking and his famous dandelion wine. His family was always the center of his life. His wife, Carmella, passed away on August 28, 1984, and the home they shared for over 40 years was turned into a group-home for the mentally disabled. Joseph graduated from Bulkeley High School with the Class of 1938. He was a charter member of UNICO National, and a member of AARP. A resident of Suffield for the past 20 years, where he was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and active in the Grandparents Association of Suffield Academy. Joe was an avid fan of the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball teams and the Boston Red Sox. He owned and operated the Bloomfield Bakery in Bloomfield for over 10 years. Joe then worked for Chandler Evans in West Hartford, retiring after 35 years of service. Joe is survived by two loving daughters, Ann Molander Monighetti and her husband Richard of Suffield, and Josette Lumbruno and her companion Mark Chmielewski of East Granby; a brother, Dominic Lumbruno of Simsbury, three sisters, Jean Maulucci Cronin of Cornfield Point, and Celia Depaolis of Rocky Hill, and Ellen Simeone and her husband Frank of Rocky Hill and a beloved great uncle Vito Maselli; a granddaughter, Gravity Goldberg of New York, NY, two grandsons, Frank D. Molander and his wife Kellie of Suffield, and Nicholas D. Molander and his wife Jocelyn of Burlington, VT; two great granddaughters, Carlin and Sophia Molander; a sister-in-law, Rose Lumbruno and a brother-in-law, William Ratches. He was predeceased by his beloved parents Anna (Cipolla) Lumbruno Alberone and Marino Lumbruno and his beloved stepfather who raised him, Joseph Alberone; his siblings, Teresa Caganiello, Mary Ratches, and Anthony Lumbruno. And to quote Papa Joe, “Be good, and if you can’t be good, be as good as you can.” A prayer service will be held on Thursday 10 a.m., in the Chapel of the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. Suffield. Burial will follow in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shriner Children’s Hospital, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104 or Suffield Mini Bus Reserved Fund 83 Mountain Rd Suffield, CT 06078 or Connecticut Breast Cancer Coalition Foundation P.O. Box 1297 Weston, CT 06883.