Joseph Isola, of Newtown, CT, died Monday, December 30, 2019. He was 96.
Joe, otherwise known as Pop, Poppy or Uncle Joe was born on December 29, 1923, in Roccasecca, Italy, to Louis and Maria Isola. He emigrated to the US in 1938. He lived in Mamaroneck, NY, along with his parents, an older sister Antoinette and a younger brother Thomas. Joe graduated from Mamaroneck HS in 1944. Joe served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific. On September 28, 1957, he married Marie Grace Fraioli. They lived in Mamaroneck until retiring to Hilton Head, SC, where they lived for 20 years. The couple moved to CT in 2009 to be closer to family. Joe worked as a carpenter and a greenskeeper. Most of his career was as an HVAC technician for Robison, Inc, of Hartsdale, NY. Joe loved his family deeply. He was known as a man of few words, but someone who could always be counted on to help a friend or family member. He liked to play cards and to watch the Yankees. Joe is survived by his wife Marie of Newtown, CT; his son Joe, daughter in law Lori, and grandson Austin of Newtown, CT. His granddaughter, Melanie, lives in Marina del Rey, CA. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main St., Newtown on Friday, Jan. 3rd, from 4 - 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown. Inurnment will follow in the St. Rose Cemetery Garden Columbarium.
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