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Joseph P. DiTillo
(October 23, 1931 - October 2, 2013)

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Joseph P. DiTillo

U.S. Veteran


Joseph P. DiTillo

Korean War Veteran & Waterbury Bureau of Water Retiree

Joseph Phillip DiTillo, 81, of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from Alzheimer's Disease at his home in the presence of his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Rita (Gabellone) DiTillo.

Joseph was born in Waterbury on October 23, 1931, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Tato) DiTillo. Joseph was a Veteran of the Korean War. He served aboard the USS William S. Wood - DD 715. Joseph worked for the Water Department in Waterbury for 30 years. He would never miss a day, even if he was called in on a holiday for an emergency. He belonged to the Chase Rifle Range in Waterbury for over 40 years. Joseph loved hunting and long walks to the Thomaston Dam.

Besides his wife Rita of 55 years, he leaves a daughter Maria L. DiTillo-Bosco of Thomaston and a son-in-law Joseph W. Bosco of Waterbury. Also, a son Raymond A. DiTillo and his wife Laura E. (Liz daSilva) DiTillo of Naugatuck. 5 grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Nicholas Bosco, Raymond DiTillo Jr., Steven Bosco, Jaclyn Bosco, and Taylor DiTillo. He leaves his twin sister June Toole of Naugatuck, his brother John (Buddy) DiTillo of Waterbury, and several nieces and nephews. Also, a sister-in-law Dolores Granatuk of Waterbury, and Maria Mancini of San Antonio, Texas.

Beside his parents, Joseph is predeceased by his brothers Raymond DiTillo and Leonard Mancini, his sisters Mary Petro and Frances Bednarz, sister-in-law Lynda DiTillo and brother-in-law Michael Granatuk.

His family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Seasons Hospice of Naugatuck who made his last days on earth a peaceful blessing. Especially the nurses Nicholle, Mary Jo, Pat, Kylie, Cathy, and Christina . Also, Pastor Eric, Kelley and Taryn who got us through this difficult time. The comfort and care for Joseph was beyond words.

But most of all, the family would like to thank the best group of CNA's: Leticia, Nikita, Cathy, Nina, Ronae and Tammera. You girls loved him so much and he knew it by the way you took care of him, up until his last breath.

Arrangements: Funeral will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway to St. Michael’s Church for a Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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