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Died: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
Location: Assumption Mother Church

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Julius B. (Junnie) Festa of Woodbridge, died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie Dolci Festa for over 63 years. Junnie was born in New Haven on April 6, 1932, son of the late Nicola and Mary Pascale Festa and was a lifelong resident of Woodbridge. He was a master carpenter who settled for nothing less than perfection in all his work.  He began his early career building homes alongside his father and then spent over 40 years working with The Fusco Corporation. Junnie was a kind and wonderful man, always willing to lend a hand or share a smile. He enjoyed tending to his garden, singing Sinatra tunes, and backyard parties with family and friends. More than anything else, he enjoyed being with his family, including his many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved and was most proud. He touched the lives of so many people with his kindness and generosity, and will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather by his children – daughters Kristine Festa and Pamela (Festa) Mangini; his beloved son in law, Michael Mangini; and his loved and adored granddaughter, Melissa Mangini. He was predeceased by a daughter, Angela Festa and his brother, Ernest (Gene) Festa. His warm smile and gentle heart will be dearly missed.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven  Monday from 4 to 7 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Assumption Mother Church, 1700 Litchfield Tpke., Woodbridge Tuesday morning at 10:00.Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. 

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The Clark Family .
   Posted Sat February 24, 2018
Rose,Pam and Kris . We are deeply saddened to hear about Junnie . We will be saying prayers for you all .The Neighborhood will miss him enormously. Peace and ❤ to you all . God Bless .

Richard T Reutenauer
   Posted Sun February 25, 2018
Pam,Mike, and the whole Festa family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I know that losing him is hard. He is now in the hands of our lord in heaven. My he rest in peace.

Rosemarie Pascale McDonnell
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
Dear Rosemarie, Pam, Kris, Melissa & Mike, during this difficult time, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Junnie was so loved by everyone, and he loved his family! He was a special cousin and a very special nephew to my dad!

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