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Joseph A. Conroy, Sr.

June 13, 1942 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 77)
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Naugatuck-Joseph A. Conroy, Sr., age 77, husband of Janet (Gallagher) Conroy, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 6, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital.


He was born in Waterbury, CT on June 13, 1942, son of the late William and Mary (Roberts) Conroy.  Joe was a longtime resident of Naugatuck, and had worked as an electrician for Union Local 660 in Waterbury and Local 488 in Bridgeport until his retirement.  He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church for many years, a member and stage manager for the Kollege Kapers, and a volunteer for Americare.  He was also an avid golfer and worked at Hop Brook Golf Course after his retirement.


Besides his loving wife Janet of 52 years, Joe is survived by his daughter, Constance Conroy of Naugatuck; his brother William Conroy, Jr. of Woodbury; his four nieces, Mary Beth and her husband Lou, Kimberly and her husband Paul, Kathleen and her husband Jim, and Rhonda and her husband Robert; many nieces and nephews and one great great niece; and several other relatives, including his special cousin Rita Bendler.   He was predeceased by his son, Joseph A. Conroy, Jr., and his sister Mary Elizabeth Baker and her husband Ronald.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 338 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 9:45 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit

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