Joseph F. Anastasio, 70, of Durham, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Theresa Anzel Anastasio for 30 years. Joseph was born in New Haven on December 20, 1945; son of the late Joseph F. and Rosalie Giordano Anastasio; served his country faithfully in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era; was a police officer on the Hamden Police Department for 12 years; had worked as a computer analyst at Getronics at Bayer Campus for many years until his retirement and was a model train enthusiast. Father of Michael and Robert Anastasio, and Gary Abolafia. Grandfather of Talon Anastasio. Brother of Patricia Cipollini. Brother-in-law of John Anzel. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will never be forgotten. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 11:00. Family and friends may call from 10 until time of service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.