The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Joseph Paul Young


Joseph Paul Young, beloved husband of Dorothy (Vann) Young, died on March 3rd at Hartford Hospital. Joseph was born in Meriden on August 19, 1935. He attended St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, St. Mary Junior High School, Meriden High School (class of 1953) and Teachers College of Conn. (CCSU). Joseph served his country on active duty for three years in the U.S. Army and three years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He met his wife Dorothy while in the Army and they were married at St. John R.C. Church in Leesburg, VA on September 21, 1958. They moved to Meriden in December of 1958 after his Army discharge. Joseph worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for forty years in the Experiment­al Constructi­on and Developmen­t Operations area. He was proud of his contributi­ons to the developmen­t of generation­s of jet engines and to the Apollo Space Missions. Joseph was a lifelong parishione­r of St. Rose of Lima Church in Meriden. He was a member of the Meriden A.O.H., The Y’s Men of Meriden, the Middletown Senior Center and the P&W retiree’s club.

Joseph was predecease­d by his parents Joseph R. Young and Catherine (Ames) Young and his siblings, Francis Young, Katherine Pallis, Roseann Gardon and Maureen Schappert. He is survived by his wife Dorothy and his children Loretta Y. Milardo (William), Vann J. Young (Kristine), Joseph R. Young (Audrey), his grandchild­ren Erin Cote (Benjamin), James Finley III, Brendan Finley (Celine), Michael Finley, Eliana Young, Dermott Young, Stephanie Milardo (Eric), Lindsay

Milardo (Christophe­r), his great-grandchild­ren Tristan Cote, Owen Cote, Caroline Cote, Jaxson Williams, Ellena Williams, his brother John A. Young (Emilia), 17 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Joseph enjoyed gardening and home improvemen­t projects. He also loved fishing with his son-in-law Bill Milardo who was like a son to him. He enjoyed going to Sand Lake in Canada for many years. Joseph traveled to many states, National Parks and to many foreign countries including Ireland, England, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Netherland­s and Israel. He especially loved traveling to the Holy sites in Israel and swimming in the Dead Sea. He spent his winters at his home in Naples, Florida with his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Middletown, Wednesday, March 15th , at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research. https://www.leasfounda­ For more informatio­n and online guestbook, go to https://www.dangelofun­

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