John “Jake” William Tondalo, Jr., 72, of Northford passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lucille Mastriani Tondalo for 50 years. The cherished father of his three children, Michele Tondalo, Jacqueline (Sam) DeFrancesco and John William Tondalo, III. Grandfather to his precious grandchildren, Austin and Christian DeFrancesco. He is also survived by sisters Ann Guarino, Jean (Jim) Trimachi, step-brother Harry (Pearl) Petrucci, step-sister Carol (Robert) Gill as well as many dear and loving nieces, nephews, and close friends. Jake was born in New Haven on December 10, 1945 and is predeceased by his parents John and Angelina (Cirillo) Tondalo. Predeceased by his step-father Harry Petrucci, one brother, Joseph Tondalo and two sisters, Angela (Tony) Dalip and Frances Tondalo. Jake worked for many years at the Town of North Haven and part-time at John’s Refuse until his retirement. Jake will be remembered for his quick wit, one of a kind saying and his deep love for his family. He was a long-time member of the Madison Rod and Gun Club. Jake had many hobbies, loved to hunt, fish, water ski, shoot skeet, split wood and pick mushrooms. He will be dearly missed by all.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Friday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., North Haven at 10:00. Interment will be private and at the conveniences of the family. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Hope Foundation, PO Box 1216, Cheshire, CT 06410.