Joseph Dean Cilfone
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather
World War II Veteran
Oakville – Mr. Joseph Dean Cilfone, 95, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 in the comfort of his own home. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria Lorraine (Colella) Cilfone. Joe was born in Waterbury on September 26, 1925, son of Anthony Cilfone Sr. and Teresa (Ianantuoni) Cilfone. He served his country during World War II, battle of the Bulge Germany in the United State Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 195. He worked for Bond Bread and Arbor homes then founded Oakville Home Improvement Co. in 1963 which is still family owned and operating today. Joe loved camping, taking trips to Atlantic City and the casinos and was a diehard New York Yankees fan never missing a game on TV or Radio.
He is survived by his children; Anthony Vincent Cilfone (Joanne M) of Thomaston, Joseph M. Cilfone of Torrington, Gloriann Tamulonis (Walter) of Wolcott and Dean Anthony Cilfone (JoAnn D) of Watertown. He was predeceased by a son Vincent Ralph Cilfone (Sandra O’Donnell Rizk) and sisters; Rose Rado, Margaret Miriblio, Philomena Clark and brother, Anthony Cilfone Jr. He leaves 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 3 godchildren, many nieces and nephews and 2 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law.
He was fortunate to have exceptional caregivers that took care of him like their own family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Dec. 26, 2020 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 785 Highland Ave., Waterbury. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. There are no calling hours. All are requested to meet directly at church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, at www.dav.org/donate.