Joseph Andrew UrbanoNovember 1, 1932 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 85)
Joseph Andrew Urbano, “Andy”, 85, of East Haddam, passed away peacefully at home with his fiancée, Carol Aniello by his side early Thursday morning, January 18, 2018.
Born November 1, 1932 and raised in Hartford, the son of the late Andrew Urbano. Joseph was also predeceased by the woman he called “Ma”, Anna Gilbert. Andy shared a very special lifelong bond with the Gilbert family.
A proud Army veteran, he served during the Korean War as an Army Ranger with Company “D”. Andy married his late wife, Judith Powers on November 10, 1956. The couple shared 47 years of marriage together before she predeceased him on September 14, 2004.
Mr. Urbano retired several years ago after having worked in a variety of trades throughout his life. There was nothing he couldn’t do! Andy was a member of American Legion Post 54 in Colchester. He was also an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed fishing with dear friend Bob Torsza and hunting with dear friend Bruce Rigott and nephew Jeff Boccacio. Andy loved the North Country and was happiest when there.
Most importantly, he will be remembered for his devotion to his family and his country. He will be sadly missed but always remembered with love by his children and their spouses, Joseph Urbano, Jr. and his wife Victoria of Northport, FL, Lisa Maloney, Angela Greer and her husband Shannon and Gina Urbano, all of East Haddam; eight grandchildren; Amy Soja, Toni Urbano, Joey Urbano III, Frank and Jennifer Maloney and Gabriel, Luca, and Gianna DiStefano; two great grandchildren; Sydney and Shawn Soja; and numerous extended close family members and friends he made along the way. Throughout his life, he always put others first and his words “What can I do to help?” will ring on in the hearts and memories of all those lives he touched.
The family will receive guests beginning at 11 AM Tuesday (Jan. 23rd) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester, followed by a Chapel Service with military honors at 12:30 PM. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (www.dav.org). www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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