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Edward Joseph Volpintesta MD

March 24, 1944January 10, 2021

Dr. Edward Joseph Volpintesta, 76, of Bethel, passed away on January 10th, 2021 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut. Ed was born in Stamford, Connecticut to Louis Volpintesta and Angelina Serpe on March 24, 1944. He graduated from St. Basil’s Prep and received his undergraduate degree as an ROTC cadet at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He studied Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City on sponsorship from Mrs. Margaret Lee Crofts of Stamford. He completed Internships at St. Johns Newfoundland and Stamford Hospitals and did his Residency at Danbury Hospital. Ed opened his practice Bethel Medical Group in 1975 as a primary care physician where, as a man of Bethel, he warmly served his community for 45 years. Ed showed the importance of the doctor-patient relationship which is listening to patients. He launched the Primary Care Round Table at Danbury Hospital, serving as its Chairman from 1994 to 2002, and hosted a television program Dr. V on Call that connected medicine and the public from 2008 to 2012. Ed also served as the chairman of the Fairfield County Medical Association (FCMA) and was a delegate in the House of Delegates of the Connecticut State Medical Society for many years. Ed was publicly outspoken on many healthcare issues. Over the years, he had published more than 1200 articles, essays, and letters to editors in various medical publications and newspapers, both statewide and nationally. In these forums, Ed remained a steadfast and passionate advocate for patients, colleagues, and quality patient care. Ed is survived by his wife Nami, his children Robert (wife Erin Shelton), Laura, Emily, Andrew, Michelle (husband Tyler Dickinson), his brothers Frank and Louis, and his grandchildren Lua, Lorenzo, Farrah, Rosa Linda, Rocco, and Angelina. Ed left each of them with a unique, loving touch.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 18th at St. Mary’s in Bethel. A public Graveside Burial service will follow at Bethel Cemetery Elmwood Section in Bethel at approximately 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Ed’s honor to the Edward J. Volpintesta, MD Fund for Primary Care for Danbury Hospital, and mailed to: Danbury Hospital Foundation, 24 Hospital Avenue Danbury, CT 06810. Or, in Ed’s honor to Friends of the Bethel Public Library, mailed to: PO Box 189 Greenwood Ave. Bethel CT 06801.

Ed’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the entire Bethel and Greater Danbury community for their outpouring of love and support at this time. For online condolences and charitable links, please visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial (Private)

    Monday, January 18, 2021


  • Graveside Service (Public)

    Monday, January 18, 2021



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Gary Price

January 25, 2021

Dr. Volpintesta was a tireless and effective advocate for patients and physicians. His advocacy and persistence led to several policy adoptions nationally through the AMA. Beyond this though, Ed was always a true gentleman and friend to everyone, even those he passionately disagreed with. We shall all miss him terribly.

Gary Price, MD


January 23, 2021

I was shocked and saddened upon learning of Dr. V's passing. He was my doctor for over 40 years since I left the service in 1980. He was compassionate and very caring for all his patients. He went the extra mile to ensure his patients were being taken well care of. I will miss you Doc. God has a special place for you I'm sure. God Bless you Ed.

Beth Muller

January 22, 2021

Always there for my, grandmother, mother, husband (even though they agreed to disagree), my son, daughter and me. The loss of a caring PCP was bad enough when he retired but I still can't believe the loss of the person. He listened. He really cared. He can never be replaced.

Kristin Chapman

January 22, 2021

I had the good fortune to work with Dr V at the hospital. He was a smart, sweet, fun man that loved medicine and spoke of his family just as often as he spoke about his work. His passing is leaving a hole in my professional life - I will miss seeing him (and hearing him! :-) walk the halls. I will keep your email thanking me for my work forever - to hear that from you is a true accomplishment. My love goes out to the family and loved ones at this time.

Mary Shah

January 21, 2021

To Dr. V's family,

Dr. V welcomed me to the Danbury Hospital family and was a steadfast supporter of the Health Sciences Library. He would come in, email, or call for the latest information on medicine and its practice. He was passionate about education and primary care. It was an honor to have him support the library and receive his gratitude for the service that we provided. May he rest in power. I will always have his larger than voice ring in my memory. Here's a picture that is from his early days at Danbury hospital.

Jan Mashman

January 18, 2021

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. "

Helen Keller

Mike Gillotti

January 18, 2021

My Doctor, My Friend, Doctor Volpintesta was my doctor for 45 years and also my friend. I will miss him as will many others as he was truly a person who listened to your problems, discussed them and offered good sound advise. He had a good sense of humor that made your visit a good experience. Mike Gillotti

Little Abe Garcia

January 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear To hear that Ed past away. My condolences to his family. I started to see Ed back in 1988 when I was 16. Over the years he not only helped me when I was sick, but also was a shoulder to lean on. He watched me grow up to be a man, a husband, and a father.. I’m glad I had a chance to talk with him back in April. I had a chance to let him know how much he meant to me, and thanked him for all of his help and guidance...he cried I cried too. Lol. you were kindest person with huge compassion for your fellow man, thank you Ed for everything you have done for all of us. Little Abe

Amy Mannion

January 17, 2021

I have no words. When my dad was sick, Dr. V was there for him, for us. When my dad died, Dr. V was there for us. When I settled in Bethel, Dr. V was unfaltering and took on that role of checking in on me like a dad. Three kids and many years later Dr. V and Nami were always a place of comfort and home. His loss is incomprehensible to me and so difficult to believe. I can only rejoice in the fact that he is up there with Jimmy Mannion and they’re having a good time right now.

CLAUDINE Russomanto

January 17, 2021

To Dr. V’s family

I am so saddened to hear Dr. V’s passing. May you find comfort knowing that he is loved by many in the medical filled, especially by the Bethel Visiting Nurse Association. Every time we have a patient under his care, we were confident that we will be able to deliver the necessary care possible... as he was one phenomenal doctor who will get on the phone and discuss the issues while you’re at a patient’s home. That’s half the battle in achieving care towards our patients recovery. To say he is a great caring doctor is an understatement. I loved working with him. He is the best example of how doctors should be... caring, empathetic, responsive, has excellent bed side manners, treats all his patients with respect... and just an overall wonderful human being. My heart is broken. May you Rest In Peace. You have left an indelible mark in all our hearts... my favorite Dr. V.

Claudine from BVNA