Saturday, July 24, 2021


Charles DePalma


Charles DePalma, 90, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10 at the Quinnipiac Valley Center, Wallingford. He was the beloved husband of Mary Capone DePalma. Charles was born in New Haven on Nov. 26, 1928, the son of the late Henry and Lucille Amore DePalma.

He served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Korean war. Charles was a musician, playing the guitar since age 18 and played with the well-known New Haven band the Top Hatters. He was a hairdresser and owned a music store in Branford; later he worked for Coremetrics for many years until his retirement.

He was the father of Ret. No.HPD Sgt. Robert DePalma and his wife Terri; the grandfather of No.HPD Patrolman Richard DePalma and Vincent DePalma; and the brother of Henry “Chick” DePalma. He was predeceased by his son Richard DePalma and a brother, Paul DePalma.

Private funeral services were entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Interment with full military honors was conducted in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza #1803, East Hartford, CT 06108. For an online obituary, visit

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