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Joseph Paul Spadola

August 18, 1949 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 72)

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Joseph Paul Spadola, 72, of Bristol passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 19, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born August 14, 1949 in Waterbury, a son of the late Joseph Anthony Spadola and Mary (Cimino) Spadola.

Joe proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era.  He was a machinist before his retirement.  Joe loved his family first and foremost.  In his youth, Joe was a Golden Gloves boxer for Joseph Triano in Naugatuck.  Joe was a devoted fan of college sports, particularly basketball.  He never missed a “March Madness”.  Joe was a friend of Bill W., sharing his story for many over the years.  He proudly celebrated over twenty-five years of sobriety, one day at a time.  Joe will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Joe is survived by his sisters Linda (Wayne) Bond of Thomaston and Jane (Jack)Serra of Plymouth, his nieces and nephews: Evan Bond, Carla Larocque, Gina and Lisa Vincenzi and several great-nieces and nephews. 

Memorial Services with military honors will be on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7 PM at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd, Prospect.  Calling hours will be held from 5 PM until the time of the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In honor of Joe’s love of animals, particularly dogs, donations in his name can be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd. Newington,06111.

Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Joe’s family during this difficult time.  For directions, or to share a memory or words of comfort for Joe’s family please visit

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August 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prospect (Prospect Memorial/)

Memorial Service
August 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Prospect (Prospect Memorial/)

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