OBITUARY

Giuseppe "Joseph" Tata

October 13, 1930April 1, 2021
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Giuseppe “Joseph” Tata, 90 of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021, with his wife, Mary (Franzo) Tata and children by his side. Born in Floridia, Province of Siracusa, Italy on October 13, 1930, he immigrated to Connecticut at the age of 17 and was the third son of the late Sebastiano and Angela (Gianni) Tata. A long time Hartford and Wethersfield resident, he first worked at Stackpole Moore Tryon as an accomplished tailor and subsequently at Manchester Modes, Inc., as general manager in the garment quality control division for over 30 years. He then started his own business, Tata’s Distinctive Tailoring at Riverdale Farms, Avon and worked until 84, servicing dedicated customers who sought out his fine work. During Covid, Joseph began making and stitching handmade masks for family and friends. He was the original co-founder and longtime member of the Italian American Star club of Hartford, where in his later years would enjoy spending Sunday mornings with his close friends. Joseph loved to cook, make wine, watch soccer and UCONN women’s basketball. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and his family was his greatest pride and joy. The family home was seeped in deep Italian traditions, always open, where a seat at the table and a glass of wine was waiting for friends, extended family members and those who had no place to go. Besides his beloved wife Mary of 65 years, he leaves his three children, Elaine R. Tata of South Yarmouth, MA, Sebastian P. Tata and wife Susan of Wethersfield, Joseph Tata, Jr. and wife Donna of Windsor and Lake Work, FL. He will also be forever missed by his grandchildren, Brianna, Bianca and Joseph Tata, and Nicholas Russell, his loving and caring sister, Tina Patrissi of Rocky Hill, and brother, Aurileo Tata and wife Mary of Italy. Joseph also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Joseph was predeceased by his brothers, Antonio, Salvatore and Sebastiano Tata. His family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Hartford Hospital ICU 8, for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Joseph. Calling hours are Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Church of Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Kathy Cunningham

April 10, 2021

So very sorry to all on your loss. Lots of great memories to hold onto. Peace and love. Kathy.

Elena Gatti

April 7, 2021

Thinking of all of you and how difficult it must be to imagine a life without Joe. What a wonderful man. I will never forget his warm smile and welcoming heart. I will cherish the memories at Joe and Mary’s and be forever grateful for how he included my dad for many Italian feasts. I will also remember Joe for his talent in the kitchen and the pride he took in presenting his family and friends with: homemade wine, fresh cured olives, his famous braised rabbit with wine and olives, lentil soup, fresh sauce ,Italian wedding soup and so much more. Rest In Peace Joe. You left an imprint in many hearts and I know those family traditions will be carried on. Take care and God bless Mary.

Petrel Maylor

April 7, 2021

To the entire Tata Family:

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

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Alessandra Sigona

April 7, 2021

Sweet Uncle Joe ...
In my thoughts it is as if he had been a little bit my uncle too.
Roberta has always talked to me a lot about him and his family and even if not personally I seemed to know everyone.
A wonderful family...
Have a good trip dear Uncle Joe.

Deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family.

Roberta Tata

April 6, 2021

If i close my eyes i can still hear the sound of your voice...that voice, so sweet, so calm but at the same time your words were always so powerful and went straight to the heart.
I've hated the physical distance that has prevented us to live so many moments together but I am grateful to God for those who had. You were an angel in this life and now you are an angel in heaven, together with nonno Sebastiano e nonna Angela and the uncles.
Ti amo, zio Pippo,
forever yours Robertuccia, come mi chiamavi tu.

Diane Corriveau

April 6, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe and Mary at the old casa MIA as their server. He was such a sweet gentle man and his smile will always be in my heart. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Mary and family. Rest in peace Joe.

Antoinette Ruzzier

April 5, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Mary and the entire family. Joe was a great guy who will be missed. I pray that God sends his healing comfort on all of you.
Love,
Antoinette L Ruzzier

Mary Ann Moody

April 5, 2021

To the Tata family:

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time of loss and sorrow. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Always, Mare and Eileen

J Cortesa Family

April 4, 2021

Condolences to the Tata family. We are so sorry to hear about Joseph’s passing. He was a great guy. Always laughing, talked to everyone. Always invited you to eat if you were at the house at that time. He will be missed.

Bruno Cerati

April 4, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the Tata family. Joe was such a warm and gentle man. We are honored to have known him. He will be missed by many.
Bruno and Linda Cerati

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