Joseph Raymond Caputo, 68, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 3, 2018 at Yale-New Haven/Smilow Cancer Hospital with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband to Danielle Variest Caputo.  Joseph was born in New Haven on July 28, 1949 and was the son of the late Ralph J. and Mary Gilmette Caputo.  He served his country faithfully in the US Army during the Vietnam era and received the Army Commendation Metal, National Defense Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with # 1. Joseph had worked for Turtle & Hughes Electrical & Industrial Distributor for many years.  He was an avid golfer, was a huge football fan, especially the New England Patriots and enjoyed horseracing.  Joseph loved his job, cars, especially Cadillacs and his Toyota Camry and most of all barbequing in the backyard with family and friends.  Father of Christina (Chris) Monocchi.  Brother of Matthew, Alfred, Ruthann Cusano, Eugene, Steven, John, Michael and the late Richard, Kenneth and Peter. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Saturday morning at 11:00 with full military honors to follow.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8pm.