Joseph D. "Nooky" DePalma Sr., of Branford died March 16, 2012 in Connecticut Hospice. He is the husband of Doreen Holupka DePalma. Joe was born in New Haven April 22, 1942 son of the late Michael and Louise Scarpellino DePalma. He retired from the New Haven Police Department as Detective Sergeant and went on to work as an Investigator for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. He is the father of Michael (Anne) DePalma and Joseph DePalma Jr. Brother of Vera Santacroce, Rosemary (John) Bliznick, and Larry (Beverly) DePalma. Loving grandfather of Adriana and Nicholas DePalma. Also survived by his former wife Dolores DePalma.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial Monday morning at 10 in St. Michael's Church 29 Wooster Place New Haven. Burial will be private. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center 101 North Plains Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492. The IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME INC. is in care of the arrangements.
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