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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

Obituary of Captain Joseph S. Pagano Jr.
November 6, 2006

Notice of Middletown, CT Fire Department - Local 1073
Line of Duty Death of Captain Joseph Pagano

A banner honoring the late Captain Joseph Pagano hangs on the front of the South Fire District Firehouse. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Captain Joseph Sebastian Pagano, Jr., 52, of Sisk Street, Middletown, beloved husband of 23 years to Linda (Gaudino) Pagano, died suddenly, Friday, (November 3, 2006) at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Middletown, the son of Joseph S. Pagano, Sr. of Middletown and the late Mary Ann (Novak) Pagano. He was a graduate of Xavier High School, Class of 1973, and attended Middlesex Community College and later Central Connecticut State University. Joseph was a firefighter with the Middletown Fire Department for 28 years and held the rank of Captain for the past seven years, and was past President and on the Executive Board of Local 1073 Fire Fighters Union. He was a member of the Middletown Fire Department Honor Guard, the International Association of Firefighters, B.P.O. Elks Lodge #771, Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree, and a member of the C.I.A.C. Board of Approved Umpires, Middletown Chapter for which he wore # 16. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by two daughters, Justine and Marlise Pagano, both of Middletown; two brothers, James Pagano of Middletown, and John Pagano of Higganum; a sister, JoyAnn Pagano of Middletown; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and Salvatore Gaudino; and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Liturgy will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Westfield Street, Middletown. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. Friends may call at the Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown, Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

    Justine and Marlise Pagano Educational Fund
    c/o MiddConn Municipal Credit Union
    213 Court St., Suite 101
    Middletown, CT 06457