October 13, 1925 (Carlstadt, NJ) – January 17, 2020 (Norwalk, CT)
Married to Florence O’Brien Romano
Last address: 1 Woodchuck Court W; Norwalk
Serial number: 42069708
42ND INFANTRY DIVISION (RAINBOW)
Also received the Bronze Star Medal.
Wounded March 15, 1945. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of his life in Norwalk. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 19, serving in Europe as a Staff Sergeant. He fought and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. His unit, the 42nd Rainbow Division, liberated the concentration camp at Dachau. Upon returning home Joe worked as a salesman for Fine Paper Industry and then retired as a supervisor from Temple Eastex in Darien. He was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council 46 and Past Faithful Navigator of the Bishop Fenwick Assembly. Joe- was also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.