Joseph "Joe" Dentamaro

Passed away on April 23, 2022
Obituary of Joseph "Joe" Dentamaro
Joseph “Joe” Dentamaro, 82, of Venice, FL and formerly of East Hartford, loving husband for 59 years of the late Joanne Dentamaro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Joe was born in Hartford to the late Anthony and Antoinette Dentamaro and previously resided in East Hartford before retiring to Venice, FL. Joe retired from the State of Connecticut as a Development Director. He was an avid UConn Husky Women’s basketball fan and attended many games over the years with his family. Joanne passed away peacefully at the age of 79 on July 18, 2020. Both Joe and Joanne were devoted parents and grandparents who cherished time spent with family and friends. Joanne enjoyed walking the beach looking for sharks’ teeth and playing Bingo. They enjoyed their retired years traveling and cruising the world. They would go above and beyond for anyone they met and their generosity will not be forgotten. Joe and Joanne were sadly predeceased by their beloved daughter, Donna Stearns, who passed away in June of 2020. They will be greatly missed by their daughters, Diane Balderelli of Nokomis, FL, Denise Dentamaro of North Port, FL and Debbie Krenzul and her husband Bob of Nokomis, FL; their grandchildren, Jessica Petrello, Joseph Petrello, AJ Balderelli, Jeffrey Dentamaro, Americo Balderelli, Amanda Balderelli and Dustin Stearns. Joe and Joanne also leave behind their great-grandchildren, many special nieces and nephews, dear friends and other treasured family. The Dentamaro family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Tidewell Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion during the final weeks of both Joe and Joanne’s lives. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life lunch at Mill on the River at 989 Ellington Rd, South Windsor on Friday, May 20th at 12 noon. Burial will be private. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tidewell Hospice Foundation, 3550 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239 or online at To share a memory of Joe or Joanne with their family, please visit

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Celebration of Life Luncheon

12:00 pm

Mill on the River Restaurant