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Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

OBITUARY

Joseph Anthony Pugliese Sr.

June 9, 1947August 10, 2019
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Joseph A. Pugliese Sr (Joe Pug) 72 Years old of Milford, CT passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Bridgeport Hospital. Joseph was born on June 9, 1947, in Port Chester New York, Son of Albert Pugliese and Frances Staiti Pugliese. Joseph graduated from Port Chester High School and then joined the Air Force. Joe was a 50 plus year member of the Port Chester Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks and made it to chief. He also served as a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he continued his passion for boating and helping those in need. Joseph was happiest out on the water fishing surrounded by his family and friends. Joseph is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sheila Tobin Pugliese beloved Children Barbara (from a previous marriage), Joseph Jr, and Makayla, 5 beautiful grandchildren who meant everything to him, Marissa 20, Brianna 16, Benjamin 6, Caroline 4, and Harper 15 months, niece Shannon Pender Schoenberg (Steven), nephew Marty Pender (Lee). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brooksville Engine & Hose #5 500 Willette Avenue Port Chester, NY 10573

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Linda Carino

August 19, 2019

Joe I was so happy to have known you. My brother Ernie introduced us many years ago. He loved you so. You were so helpful to me when he passed away almost five years ago. You will be missed so much. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Linda Crisp Carino

Yvonne Howland

August 17, 2019

Joe,
Bob and I will always be blessed having you in our life. Remembering all the great times at each other’s wedding and houses for dinner. Remembering the fireman’s dinners dances with Ernie the first and Bob being your second lieutenant. I remember you and Ernie saving our wedding and when you and Sheila came by on your motorcycle when we moved into our home in north Salem. Your love for decorating at Christmas. And the unconditional love of your family and friends. Such wonderful memories of a very kind loving man.
May you Rest In Peace. Keep watch from up above.

Barbara Pugliese

August 15, 2019

Dad,
I will never forget our memories together when I was a little girl and through the
years....Going to the airport watching the planes, blowing wind into my ears as you covered me with your jacket, spending time on the boat, watching you decorate the house for Christmas, playing the guitar for me, singing country music together, Willie Nelson concert, party room at Weaver hill, watching you at firers, walking me down the aisle and much much more. You are one of the toughest and bravest guys I know. From when I was a little girl you taught me how to be tough and not take any crap and to always stand up for my self and I thank you for that. I’m definitely like you when it comes to that, lol
Recently we got to spend some quality time together as I was helping taking care of you. We had some great talks and you opened up to me about a lot of stuff that I will never forget, I’m so thankful for that. I will hold on to all our memories together and will always cherish them. I know the love you felt for your two granddaughters they also have a lot of love for you. I will always remember the smile on your face when they were both born. Dad now you can be at peace and enjoy the water again resting on the sea. I know you will always be shining down on Me, Marissa and Briana forever. We will always love you,
Rest In Paradise Xoxo

Briana Barrella

August 15, 2019

I’m going to miss you grandpa. I remember last year, sophomore year of high school I used to come over after school and you always asked me how my day was and told me you loved me. Also going on your boat and taking me tubing for the first time and being proud of me, because I broke out of my fear of the ocean water. I wish I got to spend more time with you and make more memories. I will never forget the memories we did get to make though! I love you grandpa may you rest in paradise❤️

Angelo Sposta jr

August 14, 2019

It’s impossible to share all the memories pal I have a lifetime of them with you. From the worst fire calls to the best, laughing for hours at the firehouse and sitting together after the worst calls. Your station wagon with the gum ball rotator, and all the times at shell & captains island. I will miss you brother. You were one tough guy who always stood up for our dept and what you believed in. Love and miss you joe and glad I always had you in my life and in my corner.

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