Joseph Tellerico Jr.

February 7, 1938August 30, 2021

Joseph Tellerico Jr., 83, of Southington passed away on Monday, August 30th. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Cuccaro) Tellerico for 62 years.

Joe was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on February 7, 1938. He was the son of the late Joseph and Lena (Ciccio) Tellerico.

Joe loved music and was a talented trumpet player. After the death of his father, he co-owned Jay Sons Screw Machine Products with his brother. He retired from Curtis Products in Bristol where he made many friends and considered them his extended family.

In earlier years, he and his wife loved taking drives, going to country fairs, and often stopped at Blackie's on a Sunday afternoon, before seeing a movie. He cherished watching his grandchildren in their never-ending sporting games and was proud of their academic achievements. He leaves the title of “Top Dog” to his grandson, Joey. He enjoyed completing the daily crossword, watching UCONN Women’s Basketball, the New York Yankees, Las Vegas, warm weather, and the islands, especially Aruba. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church and a devoted Catholic.

He will be remembered for living life to the fullest, whistling his favorite tunes, and his jovial personality. Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children: Mark Tellerico, Ann Marie Tellerico, Patricia (David) DiBenedetto, Kathy (Daniel) Badgley, Joseph (Susanna) Tellerico, and Tina (James) Ringrose. He leaves behind his 12 grandchildren: Nicola, Mark, Amanda, Jenna and husband Zachary Niles, Rachael, Sarah, Silvana, Jake, Jimmy, Zach, Joey, Jack and a great grandchild, Luca Niles, whom he adored. In addition, he is survived by his brother, David (Joanne) Tellerico, loving sister, Cathi (Ted) Macchi and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ralph Prezioso and staff for the care they provided over the years and the Hartford Healthcare visiting nurses.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday Sept. 3, 2021 at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St. at 10:30 am Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Friday morning from 9-10 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington.

Masks are mandatory for unvaccinated guest and are encouraged for all attendees. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences and directions please visit



  • Calling Hours

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021


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Mike Cavaliere

September 6, 2021

My condolences to the Tellerico Family. You are in our prayers.

Matthew Lopreiato

September 3, 2021

So sorry for your loss

Ninetta & Louis Rich

September 1, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathy Palmieri

September 1, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. Praying for your comfort through this very difficult time. May the many happy memories you have bring you peace in the coming days.
May God bless you all.
Much Love,
Kathy, Tony & Lew Palmieri

Eric Brown

September 1, 2021

The Brown family expresses our sincere condolences for your loss. We always looked forward to seeing Joe at the boys' Football games at SVMFL. Joe was always supportive and we enjoyed the times with him and your family. The boys will remember him always as " grandpa Joe".

John Macchi

August 31, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Tellerico Family. Joe was larger than life and we enjoyed many Macchi - Tellerico get togethers with him present. He will be missed. May sadness today soon change to happy memories to keep his spirit alive.

John and Linda Macchi

Via Garafola

August 31, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Joe was such a character. From the minute we met he would share humorous and genuine stories about his ups and downs, never “pity me,” just “this is how it goes.” He always showed admiration for Dee /Dom and we really enjoyed having dinner and spending time together at he & Pats 60th anniversary celebration. May his family be comforted and find strength knowing he’s safe at Home with our Father, and may the love and support of many friends carry you all in the days and weeks to come. He will be missed.

Gloria Haman

August 31, 2021

Joe and Susie , my deepest condolences on the loss of your Father. Remember all the good times you shared with him. My prayers are with all of you. My prayers are with Jenna, Sylvania and Joey, too. love always, Gloria Haman

Victoria Testa

August 31, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!