Joseph “Joe” Cirrincione

OXFORD — Joseph “Joe” Cirrincione, born August 13, 1955, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 in his home in Oxford.

Joe was a native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., who spoke fondly of his time growing up on Fisher Drive with his beloved parents, Joseph and Carmela “Molly” Cirrincione, and many other lifelong friends.

In his young adult years, Joe worked with his father on a bread delivery truck. He later attended college at New York Institute of Technology to achieve a degree in computer science. For the past 15 years, Joe worked at Praxair, Inc., in Danbury.

He loved sharing stories of his childhood friends, his mother and father, and his many adventures in the tri-state area. He had lived in Oxford since 2004, where he enjoyed fishing, reading history and science-fiction novels, relaxing near the water, watching his favorite movies, spending time with his daughters and their friends, and eating his favorite foods which included steak, bacon, Chinese food and firecracker ice pops.

His daughters describe him as a “character”: fun-loving, carefree (except when it came to his daughters, then he was a worry wart), a jokester with a sense of humor, and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Most of all, he was known for the great love he had for his daughters and granddaughter.

He leaves his twin daughters, Samantha and Veronica Cirrincione; his six-month-old granddaughter, Athena Ealy; his friend and former wife, Nicole Eighmy; his stepdaughter, Dawn Bumford, and many other close friends and extended family.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday June 27 at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home in Southbury.

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