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Joseph A. Porrello, Jr.

Somers, Branford, East Haven

Published March 13, 2019

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Joseph A. Porrello, Jr., of Somers, formerly of Branford and East Haven, died Feb. 28 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Joe was born in New Haven Sept. 7, 1951, son of the late Joseph A. and Eleanor Fusco Porrello.

He was a US Navy veteran, serving at Guantanamo Bay. Joe was a former Branford police officer and he served on the Branford Fire Commission. After moving to Somers, Joe worked as a teacher’s aide in Enfield.

Joe is survived by his children, Alyssa (Mark) Nashed of Florida, Jessica Lovestead of Branford, and Joseph A. Porrello III of California; and his brothers Frederick Porrello of Branford and Louis Porrello of East Haven.

A visitation took place March 9 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 N. Main St., Branford. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated later that day in St. Mary Church at St. John Bosco Parish, 731 Main St., Branford. Burial followed in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. For an online memorial see

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