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Died: Mon., Jan. 16, 2012

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Edward J.Funaro Jr., 80, of 288 Clinton Avenue, New Haven passed away Jan. 16, 2012 in The CT. Hospice, Branford. He was the beloved husband of Rosemary Germanese Funaro. He was a former resident of Ridge Road, North Haven. Mr. Funaro was born in New Haven Jan. 13, 1932, son of the late Edward "Murph" and Betty Dryzgula (Desco) Funaro. He owned and operated Funaro Trucking for 30 years and worked as a sales representative and general manager for Len-Crete in Hamden for 25 years. More recently, he worked at McDermott Chevrolet. He will be remembered as a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. He was an avid scratch golfer, fisherman, bowler and hunter. He was a member of the Wallingford Country Club and served on the Board of Directors. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Valerie Funaro Rapuano of Boca Raton, FL.; two sons in law, Edward S. Rapuano Jr. and Frank Volpe; four grandchildren, Edward S. Rapuano III, Francesca Elizabeth Volpe, Rosalie Ann Rapuano & Nicholas Michael Rapuano; and his cousin, Lorraine D. Cronin of New Haven; He was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Funaro Volpe. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Friday from 4 to 6 pm and are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stephen's Church, 400 Ridge Road, Hamden Saturday, Jan. 21st at 10:00 am.

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Dee Dean
   Posted Tue January 17, 2012
So sorry, Ed was a kind, lovely person. My sincerest

sympathy,he will be missed.

   Posted Wed January 18, 2012
Ed you will be truly missed. Ill never forget you, may you fly with the angels...RIP my friend

SisterJoan Granville
   Posted Wed January 18, 2012
Lorraine, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. According to the Obt. he was have been a very kind man. I will be praying for you during this time of loss. Sr. Joan

MaryLou Saks
   Posted Wed January 18, 2012
Val, Eddie and family, My thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this time of loss, and always. xoxo, MaryLou

Jay Zimbardi
   Posted Wed January 18, 2012
To my friend Eddie,
It was an honor to know and to work with you at McDermott, you left a lasting impression on me. May you rest in peace my friend. To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jay (parts) Zimardi

Nick Cretella
   Posted Thu January 19, 2012
Ed was quiet, strong and reliable. He sponsored me for membership at Walingford CC. I will always cherish the memories of our Tuesday night "pizza matches " with Dom and Tony. I'll never forget the trips and the living large at the Teamster's Little City Tournamnets. Ed enriched my life as he did many others along the way. It was a blessing to know him. He will be missed.
John 11:25-26

Robin and Ken Norup
   Posted Fri January 20, 2012
Valerie and Family,
So very sorry for your loss I know had hard it is to loss a parent. God Bless and our thourght and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.

janice lucia
   Posted Fri January 20, 2012
Val and Family we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad .He was a GREAT man and remember he will ALWAYS be with all of you because you will carry him in your hearts for a lifetime...We love you ...Janice,Michael and Michele

Colleen and George Belbusti
   Posted Tue January 24, 2012
Rosemary, Valerie and family,
Our prayers and condolences to you during this difficult time. Ed was a kind and caring person to many especially to Mary Lou, Eddie, Kim and Tom. Know that you'll miss him and find comfort in the support you recieve from family and friends.

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