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Green Funeral Home

57 Main St, Danbury, CT

OBITUARY

Joseph Cennamo III

April 13, 1965March 15, 2020

Joseph Cennamo, III, 54, of Newtown, CT, died March 15, 2020, at his home in Newtown, CT.

Joe was born April 13, 1965, in Bridgeport, CT.

He attended Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield, CT. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He served on the Bridgeport, CT fire department and was a skilled Mason.

Joe was much loved and admired. His innate charisma led him to excel at every endeavor. He was a gifted percussionist. He mastered 3 languages and traveled extensively. When it came to sports he was always at the top of his game. Joe’s passion for gardening was always fruitful. He was an excellent and naturally talented cook. Music, along with his daughter, hold an eternal place in his heart. He will be missed.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Camilla Cennamo of Trumbull, CT; his loving parents, Donna and Joseph Cennamo of Newtown, CT; his sister, Angela Silver & her husband Robert of Newtown, CT, and their children Bobby and Isabelle; brothers John Cennamo & his wife Stephanie Barnes of Newtown, CT; and Carlo Cennamo & his partner Jill Freidberg of Seattle, WA, and their children Josiah and Zoe; and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

A funeral service at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookfield, CT, is planned for a date and time to be announced later.

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Wayne Parks

March 20, 2020

Dear Joe, Donna, Angie, Bob, John, & Carlo,
Lynne and I are deeply saddened to hear of Joey's passing. We wish you, Camilla, and all those who loved Joe peace in this difficult time.
Reading the comments here about Joey's musical abilities are so appropriate since I always laughed at the way Joey marched to his own beat. Even if he did something frustrating, you couldn't help but like him for it. He always seemed like a great guy trying to find the rhythm in life that suited him. Loved his smile and laugh. I can only see the goodness he had in his soul.
While I have memories from when we were in our teens and twenties, my favorite images are of Joey working masonry on some of our jobs alongside his Dad. I loved seeing the family working together like that.
I hope you all will find solace in similar memories of Joey.
God bless.
(I hope I see you all next time I'm in Connecticut)

Heather Taterosian (MacKenzie)

March 19, 2020

Dear Cennamo Family,
Sending my deep condolences at this time. Joe or Joey as he will always remain in my mind, is part of just about every childhood memory I have. From hearing his drumming on a summer evening with our windows open to sledding down the hill in in front of your house in the winter, trying to get a few more runs in before the snow plow showed up! He would push us on the vine and swing us over the Rooster River, play kickball in front of our house or flashlight tag at night (I always wanted to be on Joey's team!). I remember Angie, you and I would be playing with our Barbie's and the boys would bug us, Joey would chase them off, telling them to leave us alone.
He was always the nicest guy to all of us neighborhood kids. Looking back, I held him in high regard.
Please know that I pray for your comfort during this time.
With love, Heather

Mike Charlip

March 19, 2020

While I have not seen Joe since high school and we were not the closest of friends, I do remember him to be a young man of very high character and a friendly face anytime I saw him at school. A real indication of the man whom he grew to be, from what I can see in other people's memories. My condolences, so sorry for your loss.

Dave and Lauri Jepsen

March 19, 2020

Dear Joe and Donna,

Words can not express how sorry we are to hear about Joey. There is nothing we can say that will make the pain go away. I pray that all your happy memories bring you comfort.

Ken & Kathy MacKenzie

March 19, 2020

Dear Donna, Joe, Angie, John & Carlo .
We are so saddened to learn of Joey’s passing . He was such a fun young guy in our ‘hood in Fairfield , playing street games on Brookridge or ball games around the corner on Prospect & Toilsome Hill with all the neighborhood kids , when it was safe to be outside all day ! I will always remember hearing the infectious sound of Joey on his drums in the summer when our windows were open ! May God bless all your family with good & peaceful memories . Blessings , Ken & Kathy MacKenzie, Guilford, CT.

Glen Christie

March 19, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Joe on the Fire Department. He was always helpful, respectful and kind. My prayers are with you to find comfort from this loss.

Eric Walzer

March 19, 2020

For many years Joe and I were inseparable. He was the best man at my wedding and my partner in crime during some of the best years of my life. His personality was infectious.
The times were fast and fun back then. These are the moments to embrace and keep alive. My thoughts are with his wonderful family at this time.
Rest easy my good friend. .. hopefully you found peace in this crazy world.

Dawn Cocozza

March 19, 2020

To my neighbor/ friend. Playing kickball in front of our homes . Listening to you play the drums after school. Hi to your Family ! I’m very sorry for your loss.

Ray Chelstowski

March 19, 2020

My memories of Joe will always be centered on the ever present smile, laugh, and upbeat attitude he always brought to school and the activities that surrounded it. He was a killer drummer and we all marveled at the solos he would deliver behind that Pearl kit. He was full of energy and adventure which would take him on trips like his semester abroad in college. I seem to remember it being Spain and him returning to a gathering at the Browning’s home full of stories to share and a new look to match.
Joe was a person of terrific promise. When I last saw him about ten years ago he had that same boundless attitude that I had always admired. It’s a shame we didn’t get a chance to see his full picture unfold. My deepest condolences to his family. This was a special guy who touched many.

Ray Chelstowski

March 19, 2020

My memories of Joe will always be centered on the ever present smile, laugh, and upbeat attitude he always brought to school and the activities that surrounded it. He was a killer drummer and we all marveled at the solos he would deliver behind that Pearl kit. He was full of energy and adventure which would take him on trips like his semester abroad in college. I seem to remember it being Spain and him returning to a gathering at the Browning’s home full of stories to share and a new look to match.
Joe was a person of terrific promise. When I last saw him about ten years ago he had that same boundless attitude that I had always admired. It’s a shame we didn’t get a chance to see his full picture unfold. My deepest condolences to his family. This was a special guy who touched many.

FROM THE FAMILY