portrait picture for Joseph J. Carelli (Pascarelli)

Visitation: Friends may call Monday, May 14, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT.  Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Ct. Contributions: Donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Swim Center for Cancer Care at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

Joseph J. Carelli (Pascarelli)


February 7, 1965 - May 10, 2012

Joseph J. Carelli (Pascarelli), 47, of Bridgeport, CT passed away with his loving family at his side on May 10, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center after a short, hard-fought battle with cancer. Born on February 7, 1965, in Norwalk, CT he was the son of Joseph J. Pascarelli and Jeannette Ruggiero Pascarelli.  Joe attended Norwalk High School, Syracuse University, and Norwalk Community Technical College.

Joe was a self-employed master craftsmen throughout Fairfield County.  He was a member of the Fairfield National Little League Board of Directors from 2001-2009, in addition to managing and coaching for that league.  He also managed and coached teams with the Fairfield Babe Ruth and Wakeman Boys Lacrosse.  He was an ardent supporter of the Fairfield Owls Travel Baseball Team.

Joe’s greatest role in life was as a father to his two boys, Taylor and Brian, and the time he spent coaching them and their many friends. They spent countless hours enjoying their common passions like golfing, the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and things they loved to do most. The memories they have made together are truly priceless.

In addition to his parents and his beloved sons Taylor and Brian, Joe is survived by his former wife Karen Levine Carelli, of Fairfield, CT, grandfather Vito Ruggiero (“Johnny Rogers”), and his wife Ann, his brother John A. Pascarelli and his wife Lesley, all of Norwalk, CT, his sister Jill Ruggiero (Pascarelli), of Fairfield, CT, and his precious nieces Ashley and Megan Pascarelli, whom he adored, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and not to be forgotten, his dog Shamus.

Friends may call Monday, May 14, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00AM in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT.  Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Ct.

Donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Swim Center for Cancer Care at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

  1. GOD must have needed a baseball coach in heaven. RIP Joe

    May 12, 2012
    John Natoli -
  • Jeannette and Family,

    Our heartfelt sympathy is with you during the tragic loss of Joe. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joe and Carol

    May 13, 2012
    Carol Perez -
  • Sometimes there are no words when all is best felt with the heart and soul. May Joey rest in peace and be remembered by all who knew and loved him. His family is and will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

    May 13, 2012
    Connie, Kevin and Kody Socci -
  • Jill I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a special person to me in the short time I knew him he was amazing. Tell your mom I am sorry for her loss too.

    Nedgie

    May 14, 2012
    Nedgie Johnson -
  • There is something not right with the world when a Parent must say goodbye to their child … NetNet, you have always held a special place in my heart for your sweet kindness and your incredible love and devotion to your beautiful Family. Your precious Son will miss you as much as you will miss him … heaven is a much brighter place today with him there !! Jill and Johnny … I have never known two Brothers and a Sister to be so close, so loving and so connected to one another … it is something to behold and admire. I wish there was something we could do to ease the pain of this terrible loss for each of you … please know our thought and prayers are with you all (of course Taylor, Brian, Lesley, Ahsley and Megan too) today and always.
    With our deepest sympathy, love and Friendship,
    Shelley, Tony and Chip Granata

    May 14, 2012
    Shelley Granata -
  • Joe,
    We will miss you. Our sympathies to your family. Brian and Taylor rest assured your Dad is in a good place. Joe, you were a great Dad and a great coach, you taught the boys to play for the love of the game, which is what the great coaches do.

    Joe and Joey Deutsch

    May 14, 2012
    Joe and Joey Deutsch -
  • Brian and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thought and prayers.

    May 14, 2012
    Dorothy Rodgers -RLMS Music -
  • With our love and support-Steve, Ruth, Emi and Ethan

    May 14, 2012
    The Glazers -
  • We are sorry to hear about the loss of Joey. A loss of a son is so very sad. I hope that his death cannot diminish the important ways Joey touched your life and so many others. Grief cannot be taken away, but the sorrow will fade as the memories remain forever.
    Love, Jacque and John

    May 15, 2012
    John and Jacque Menna -
  • Dear Jill, Jeannette, and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Pat and Dan Santarella

    May 16, 2012
    Patricia Santarella -
  • Dear Jeanette and family,

    We share your great sorrow and will hold close in prayer in the days ahead.
    May God grant you peace, strength and comfort.
    Cherish every blessed memory of your beloved Joe – son, father, and friend,
    and he will live on in your hearts, forever.

    Dorothy, Ninette & Mark, Nancy & Randy, Rick, and Noreen

    May 22, 2012
    Dorothy Nepola and family -
  • Dear Jodi and Pascarelli family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss . There are no words to say i am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers every day..
    May God give you the strength to carry on at this very difficult time also may God’s love comfort you. Joe may you ” REST IN PEACE”.
    What a Beautiful difference one single life has made!!!

    with my deepest sympathy,
    Colleen xo

    May 24, 2012
    Colleen Bentley -
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