February 26, 1944 – March 26, 2019
Norwich-Joseph John Minecci, age 75, passed away at William W. Backus Hospital on March 26, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 26, 1944 to the late Nicholas and Anna (Perry) Minecci. He married Maureen Rose (Murphy) Minecci on May 18, 1968 in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
Joe was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He bred bulldogs for over 30 years and was a member of the Bulldog club of New England and the Bulldog Club of America. He coached soccer.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by a son Nicholas A. Minecci and his wife Melanie of Hagerstown, MD., a daughter Laura Judd and her husband Steve of Hinesville, GA., grandchildren Joseph Smith, Ashley Smith, Anna Rose Minecci and Matthew Ian Minecci and great grandchildren Lilian, Veronica and Sophiya. Family and friends may visit Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Norwichtown. Burial will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the CT State Veteran Cemetery in Middletown with full Military Honors. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online condolence for the Minecci family.
- Calling Hours / Visitation Monday, April 1, 2019
- Funeral Mass Monday, April 1, 2019
- Burial With Military Honors Tuesday, April 2, 2019
March 31, 2019
From Shawn and Carolyn capiga it was wonderful meeting them when we lived on cottonwood in Norwich we love to do their driveway in the snow and hang out with them and learn about all their dogs and how they breed them and share memories with them and was very nice to know that family may God take you in his loving arms we ask this through Christ our Lord amen
March 30, 2019
Maureen and family
Joe was a wonderful man. Full of smiles and stories. Never a bad word about anyone. He loved his bulldogs and his family. He is in heaven sitting ringside with Lois talking about dogs and judges. Hugs to you all. With love and sympathy