Joseph Peter Pandolfo (“Joe”), of Kensington, CT died peacefully on October 4th, in the presence of his family.
Born in New York, NY on September 26th, 1930, Joe was the first in his family to attend college. He studied Meteorology and earned his Doctorate in Oceanography from New York University, where he taught after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Joe came to Connecticut to work for Traveler’s Research and finished his career as President of the Center for the Environment and Man, reviewing grants for the National Science Foundation in retirement. Joe’s reading and knowledge of the world was unmatched and enriched everyone who knew him. Joe served on the Berlin Board of Education and at St. Paul Catholic Church, teaching in the youth organization, on the Parish Council and in the Knights of Columbus. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Paolo Pandolfo and Lucia (Ganci) of Sortino, Sicily, and two sisters, Sophie Pandolfo and Rose Maconi (Corradino).
He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty- eight years, Dolores (Maple); his brother, Sebastian Pandolfo (Nancy); and his children, Lucia (Don), Paul (Gail), Philip (Rebecca), Joseph (Elaine), John, and Robert (Tania), nine grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren. We are all blessed by his lion-hearted love and devotion to us.
The family will hold a private Mass and interment. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Joe’s name to Berlin-Peck Memorial Library (https://berlinpeck.org/donations/ ); or to a charity of your choice. The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home is serving the family. To share memories and condolences of Joe with his family please visit www.berlinmemorial-funeralhome.com