Joseph F. Hamed, 81, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Rose Ann Roberto Hamed. Joseph was born in Danbury on August 11, 1936 and was the son of the late Thomas and Rusheda Pouclus Hamed. He served his country faithfully in the US Navy during the Korean War. Joseph was a graduate of the University of New Haven where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He had worked as an Engineer for Ivy Biomedical prior to his retirement. An avid photographer, Joseph was the past President of the Wallingford Camera Club, was also a member of the USS William R. Rush DD/DDR-714 Association and the Wallingford Senior Center. He enjoyed model airplanes, UCONN Women’s basketball, gardening especially growing his tomatoes, fishing, boating, and playing bocce but most of all he enjoyed his family whom he loved unconditionally. Father of Stephanie Hamed Borowy (David) and Michelle Hamed. Grandfather of Andrew John Dickinson. Brother of Thomas Hamed (Lorraine) and June Roland. Also survived by his two beloved poodles Penny & Bella.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.