Joseph N. Celano
Birth date: December 6, 1941
Death date: July 23, 2012
Joseph N. Celano, Age 70, beloved husband of Carmella Manzi Celano, departed this world on Monday, July 23, 2012. Born December 6, 1941 in New Haven, Connecticut to Frank Celano and Mary Funaro Celano. He was a machinist and toolmaker who worked for several companies, retiring from Bayer Pharmaceuticals in 2004. His first love was his wife and family, followed by his love of horses, which he got to fully enjoy after his retirement. Teaching his granddaughters to ride brought him great pleasure. He was a talented machinist, and could build or fix anything under the sun. He was a kind and gentle spirit, with a quiet strength and unassuming manner. His smile was ever present and infectious. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. He was a faithful communicant of Saint George's Catholic Church in Guilford, Ct.
He was predeceased by his twin sister, Mary Celano DeGrand. He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Carmella; son Joseph (Leslie) Celano of Killingworth; daughter Mary (Tony) Bishop of Carrollton, TX; granddaughters Catherine and Elizabeth Celano of Killingworth; and Olivia Bishop of Carrollton, TX. He is survived by sister Carmel (Steve) Mrowka of Cheshire; brothers Frank (Annette) Celano of North Haven; John (Jude) Celano of Milford; Peter (Sandy) Celano of North Haven; James Celano of Bunnell, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of the Smilow Cancer Center's 11th floor for their compassion and heartfelt care during Joe's lengthy illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10am. Burial will be held privately. Friends may call Thur. July 26 from 5 – 8 pm at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford, CT 06437. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe's honor may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center, www.giveclosertofree.org, 1-855-4-SMILOW; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org, 1-888-557-7177.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe's honor may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center, www.giveclosertofree.org, 1-855-4-SMILOW; or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org, 1-888-557-7177.
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2012 Friends may call at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford,
10:00 am on Friday, July 27, 2012 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford
Burial will be held privately.