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Joseph E. Gunterman

11/28/2014

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     WATERBURY - Joseph E. Gunterman, 91, of Waterbury, died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Vitas Inpatient Unit at St. Mary's Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Joyce (Becker) Gunterman to whom he was married to from 1947 until her death in 2009.

     Mr. Gunterman was born in Waterbury May 11, 1923 and was a U.S. Navy Veteran having serving in the South Pacific during World War II.  He was stationed on the USS Zane, which was the model for the stories of the novel The Caine Mutiny. 

     After his military service Mr. Gunterman worked for SNET for forty years. He was also a builder and general contractor building many homes and condominiums in the area. He stayed active buying and selling properties up until his last illness.

     Mr. Gunterman is survived by his daughter, Nancy Manoni and her husband Lee of Southington, a granddaughter, Julie Modeen and her husband Andrew of Middlebury, a great grandson, Benjamin, and a sister, Barbara Capozzi of NJ.

     Friends are welcome at the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St. on Monday December 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Entombment will follow in Calvary Queen of Peace Mausoleum. 

     In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

To send the family an online condolence, please e-mail us at murphyfh@sbcglobal.net

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