Entered into rest at the VAMC, West Haven, Joseph Aiello "CT Joe".
He was born in New Haven, March 17, 1927, a son of the late Ralph and Natalina Palatto Aiello. From there he joined the U. S. Navy during World War II. He received an honorable discharge after being injured on a battleship. He was a proud WWII veteran and kept his service to his country as a focal point of his life. He later moved to Staten Island, NY where he resided for many years until moving to Newfoundland, PA where he lived and worked for many years until his retirement 3 years ago. After retiring from PA, he moved to West Haven to receive treatment for cancer. Two of his greatest passions in life were horse racing and throwing parties for his friends.
He leaves behind a daughter, Donna Aiello of Branford, John Bilotti (who was like a son to him), and his family from Staten Island, daughters, Natalie Caprio of Cheshire and Carol Forsileus of Branford, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his loving sister, Louise Fortin of East Haven, two brothers, Nicholas Aiello of New Haven, and James Aiello of East Haven. He is also survived by his numerous friends in PA. He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.
A special thanks is owed to Dr. Madeline DeRosa, Tracy Shamas and the incredible staff and friends too numerous to mention at the VAMC who supported and cared for Joe the past three years. He loved and appreciated each and every one of you as family.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the VAMC Recreation Fund, c/o Mary Lou Lauricella, 3T West, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516.
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