Joseph A. DeMici, Sr., 96, of Danbury, husband of the late Rose (Iasiello) DeMici died on Friday, January 25 at Danbury Hospital. He was born July 8, 1916 in Danbury, son of the late Luigi and Theresa (Talarico) Damici.
Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received many decorations including a Purple Heart. He owned and operated Atlantic Gas Station on White St. in Danbury and went on to retire as a foreman for Leahy's Oil Company in Norwalk. Joseph was a devoted family man and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He will be missed by his children, Joseph A. DeMici, Jr. and Mary Lou DeMici both of Danbury; 2 granddaughters, Sara DeMici of Danbury and Megan Atencio and her husband Tyler of Bethel; 4 great grandchildren, Makiah, Trinity, Antonio and Ariana as well as 2 brothers, Rino DeMici of Danbury and Armondo Damici and his wife Jane of Bethel. In addition to his wife, Rose, Joseph was predeceased by his son, Robert DeMici and 4 brothers, Louis, Francis, Carmine and Natale.
A Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury. There will be no calling hours.
Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS. 66675.