John Anthony Golia, 90, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the St. Raphael Campus/ Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to Mary Melillo Golia. John was born in New Haven on May 14, 1925; son of the late Anthony and Josephine Pietrasimone Golia; served his country faithfully in the US Army during WWII; had worked for the Olin Corporation for 33 years then for US Repeating Arms until his retirement. He was a member of the Umberto Club & the Alpha Club of New Haven. Father of Josephine A. Golia and Anthony J. Golia (Cindy). Grandfather of Anthony J. Golia (Kristin), Krista A. Kaplan (Adam) and Jennifer M. Gonyo (Kevin). Great-Grandfather of John Anthony Golia, Mia Kaplan, Jocelyn Golia and Kayla Kaplan. Brother of Rosalie DiStasio and the late Edward Golia.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:30 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, 126 Monroe Tpke. #E, Trumbull, CT 06611.