SEYMOUR — Joseph F. Pinto, Jr., 78, of Seymour, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Griffin Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bridgeport on July 13, 1936, beloved son of the late Joseph F. Pinto, Sr. and Madeline Kiley Pinto.
Joe retired as the manager of night shift operations at Textron Lycoming of Stratford, having earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Mattatuck Community College. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, playing the accordion and enjoying a good hearty laugh with the people he loved. Joe also loved supporting Paugassetts Hook and Ladder Company of Derby by attending their monthly porketta dinners. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great granddaughters. Joe loved to attend their sporting events and recitals but most of all he loved just being with them. He will be sadly missed by all and will forever be in their hearts.
Joe’s loving family includes his four daughters, Robin Andrews and her husband, Scott, of Seymour, Theresa Ginnetti and her husband, Thomas, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Nancy Jo Smith and her husband, Jeffrey, of Monroe, and Michelle Evans and her husband, Rick, of Seymour; his son, Joseph F. Pinto, III and his wife, Jessica, of Ansonia; his sister, Ann Marie DelVecchio and her husband, Michael, of Seymour; his eight cherished grandchildren, Leonard Greene, Jr. and his wife Victoria of Seymour, Alycia Feeney and her husband, James, of Beacon Falls, Christopher Smith of Monroe, Jillian and Sarah Ginnetti of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Victoria LaRovera of Seymour, Julia and Matthew Pinto of Ansonia, and Jason Andrews of Seymour, as well as his cherished great granddaughters, Jillian Greene and Erin Feeney; his nieces, Kimberly Conlon and Madeline Marquis, and his lifelong friend, Nancy Altendorfer Pinto. He was predeceased by his nephew, Robert Turziano.
A funeral service in celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of the Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St., (Route 67 opposite Klarides Village), Seymour, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Mount Saint Peter’s Cemetery, Derby. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4 until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to St Michael Roman Catholic Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls, CT 06403.
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