The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Giuseppe Cardella


Giuseppe Cardella, 78, of Rocky Hill, passed away on March 5, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sebastiana (Misenti) Cardella. Giuseppe was born in Melilli, Sicily, and later immigrated to Middletown, CT in 1977. A talented and skillful mason by trade, Giuseppe’s craftsmans­hip can be seen in many buildings throughout Melilli. Giuseppe later retired as a machinist, whose distinct work ethic was second to none. He worked endlessly to provide for his family.

He enjoyed immensely spending time with his family who always felt his immeasurab­le love. He was especially fond of creating memories with his grandchild­ren who made him smile and laugh. He also relished sharing the simple pleasures of life with his lifetime best friend, his wife Sebastiana. They spent endless hours gardening, watching soccer, taking long walks, and making homemade wine.

Giuseppe leaves behind his four daughters and their husbands, Angela Rabeno (Stephen) of Port Jefferson, Long Island, Laura O’Sullivan (Edward) of Clinton, Monia Piacenti (Marco) of Higganum, Maria Palazzo ( John) of Rocky Hill, and his thirteen beautiful grandchild­ren: Chiara, Jack, Michela, Mattea, Matteo, Stefano,

Eva, Maddie, Luca, Ronan, Gianna, Elena, and Aurora. He also leaves behind his sister Giuseppa (Sebastiano) Latina of Middletown and brother, Rosario (Franca) Cardella of Melilli, and many nieces and nephews. He was predecease­d by his parents, Sebastiano and Angela (Musumeci) Cardella, his brothers Gaetano and Salvatore, and his sister, Sebastiana Cardella.

“And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched….for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.” His Journey’s just begun (Ellen Brenneman)

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11th at 9 a.m. from the Coughlin Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St., Middletown followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefiel­d. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 10th from 4 to 6 p.m.

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