Joseph Scalzi

Joseph Scalzi

1961 - 2020

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Joseph Scalzi, age 59, beloved husband of Melissa Bowen Scalzi of Ansonia, died suddenly Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Griffin Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on November 5, 1961, he was the son of the late Anthony and Veronica Glita Scalzi. Mr. Scalzi was raised in Milford and was a 1979 graduate of Jonathan Law High School. He worked as a skilled telecommunications installer and field technician for Frontier Communications for 24 years, previously employed with SNET, SBC and AT&T. Mr. Scalzi was a classic car enthusiast and was often found with his 1975 VW beetle convertible at area car cruises and car shows. He loved music, singing & dancing and amassed a huge record and CD collection of all genres of music. He was often found focusing on a crossword puzzle. He will be long remembered for the love he had for his family. In addition to his wife of 26 years, he is survived by his devoted children, Rose Marie (James) Nolan of Branford, James E. Scalzi and William A. Scalzi, both of Derby; a sister, Susan (John) Gill of Orange; a brother, Anthony Scalzi of PA; and his best friend, Kevin Porat of New Fairfield; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law Christine Scalzi. A Mass of Christian Burial, Meeting Directly at Church, will be celebrated Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Holy Rosary Church, 10 Father Salemi Dr., Ansonia. Interment will be private. Family and friends are invited to attend a walk-through visitation on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. Please be advised that all protocol, screening and social restrictions of the Covid-19 Pandemic will be exercised. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, December 21, 2020
Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home LLC
167 Wakelee Avenue
Ansonia, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Holy Rosary Church
10 Father Salemi Drive
Ansonia, Connecticut, United States
Meeting Directly at Church

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice