NAUGATUCK — Joseph M. Adamaitis, 98, of Naugatuck, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Terry (Pompi) Adamaitis.

Joseph was born in Waterbury Oct. 11, 1924, son of the late Frank and Anna Adamaitis. He served in the United States Army during World War II, participating in the European Theater, the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

He retired as a pipe fitter from Uniroyal Synthetic after 33 years of service. He also worked at Western Hills Golf Course in Waterbury.

Joseph was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck. He loved his family above all else. He was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Wednesday Night League and the Jesse Camille’s League at his beloved home course, Hop Brook, of Naugatuck.

Joseph leaves his sons and daughters-in-law Joseph “Bobby Joe” and Lisa Adamaitis of Sarasota, Fla., Raymond and Gail Adamaitis of Naugatuck, and Richard and Joy Adamaitis of Beacon Falls; grandchildren Lorianne Nixon and her husband Jeremy of Naugatuck, Christopher Adamaitis of Portsmouth, N.H., Joey Adamaitis of Beacon Falls, Daniel Carollo and his wife Vanessa of Warren, N.J., and Jay Nelson of Naugatuck; great-grandchildren Alexis Siggars, Riley Adamaitis, Stella, Luna and Aurora Carollo, Jason “J.R.” Nelson and Lucas and Declan Nixon; sister-in-law Sylvia Spiering; three very special nieces, Helen Nicolo, Patty Kelley and her husband John, and Elaine Carey and her husband Tom; his best friend, “4th Son” and golf partner Billy Burns and his wife Beth; and his many special friends who are too numerous to mention. In addition to his wife, Joseph was predeceased by his brothers John and Frank Adamaitis.

Joseph’s family would like to thank Paula Carrelo, Donna Grillo, Christiana Paniagua and Hector, as well as Accentcare Hospice, for the compassion and exceptional care he received in his final days.

Funeral services were to be Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 N. Main St. in Naugatuck. Burial with military honors was to follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Friends were to call at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until start of services.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hop Brook Golf Course, 246 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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