March 26, 1947 – April 15, 2021
Joseph Romano, 74, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital. Born on March 26, 1947 in Floridia, Province of Siracusa, Sicily, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Ierna) Romano. Joseph served his country honorably in the United States Army, after which he earned an Associate’s Degree from Capital Community College. He worked various jobs in the greater Hartford area and was a member of the Hartford Masons, Sphinx Shriners Legion of Honor, Knights Templar and the VFW Post 14000. His true passion though, was in his artwork and he created many timeless pieces to be enjoyed by his family and friends for years to come. Joseph will be sadly missed by a son, Salvatore Romano of California; a daughter, Elysa Romano Bazoge and her husband Cedric of Texas along with his beloved granddaughter, Zoe Bazoge. Joseph also leaves his sister, Enza Ksiazek and her husband Theodore “Ted” of Middletown and Joanne Romano of Hartford as well as his niece, Jessica Ksiazek and nephews, Salvatore “Sal” Romano, Sebastiano “Sebby” Romano and Antonio “Tony” Romano, along with two very close friends, Michael and Jackie and several other extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his brother, Anthony Romano. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday (April 30th) at St. James Church (St. Josephine Bakhita Parish) 767 Elm St., Rocky Hill, CT. Everyone is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial with military honors will take place privately in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choosing. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, April 30, 2021
Gloria Madore - Chrzanowski
April 25, 2021
Joanne, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
April 25, 2021
To an unforgettable cousin.
I remember so many loving memories, especially when you came to Orlando to visit my wife and kids at the beginning of our migration to the US, I was in Venezuela struggling. That visit was a touch we will never forget, you gave my family the support we needed during that transition. I will never forget it, I was feeling confident that my family was not alone.
I will not forget all the moments we shared when you visited us in Venezuela and when we visited you in Hartford, Connecticut.
Our hearts will always be with you
Salvador, Ana, Salvador Jesus, Dagmari, Salvador Yoshi, David, Belany, and Ainhoa.
April 23, 2021
To a Loving Uncle,
I remember the time your Great Nephews Mark and Matthew came home from School. It was on the day Veterans were asked to visit the school and share with the school kids. That day as soon as the were home, they quickly cornered me to say we have to call Uncle Joe right now and thank him. I didn't understand but when they called you and thanked you for your service I knew why. You touch so many of us in different ways. He will be truly missed by all of us.
Sal, Anastasia, Nicole, Mark and Matthew