He was born in Southington on April 11, 1919, the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Adelaide (Pepe) Casale.
Joseph served in the U.S. Navy during WWII; he served in the South Pacific on the USS Tabberer during the famous Halsey’s Typhoon Rescue Mission. He retired from Pratt & Whitney Air Craft after 35 years of service. Joseph was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the American Legion Post #72, the Sons of Italy, the Gang of Scarpa Shoda and St. Thomas Men’s Retreat. He was a member of the “Singing Troubadours Quartet” with Dom Mongillo, John Nardi, Duffy Panella, who played and sang all over Southington.
He is survived by 3 daughters; Adelaide Monteleone of Bristol, Joanne Salerno and husband Joseph of Wolcott and Carol Frawley and husband Michael of New Haven; grandchildren, Philip, Joseph and wife Laurie, Daneen and husband Keven, Camille, Sarah, Tucker and wife Rose and Casey; 9 great- grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Nicholas, Jason, Matthew, Rachel, Gia, Brady and Elizabeth Rose. He also leaves 3 sisters, Adeline “Dolly” Kearney, Shirley White and husband Harold and Lucille Tedesco, a sister-in-law Maxine Casale and an Aunt Fay Carbone all of Southington as well as many nieces, nephews and extended grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son-in law, Philip Monteleone, a sister, Anna Sciola, 3 brothers, John, William and Robert Casale.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, at 8:45 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington and 9:30 am at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., for a Mass. Burial with military honors will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3-7 p.m.
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