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Joseph L. Ambrogi

June 27, 1939 January 5, 2023
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Joseph L. Ambrogi

Joseph L. Ambrogi of Middletown, NY, and formerly of East Granby, CT, passed away on January 5, 2023

at Kaplan Family Residence in Newburg, NY. He was 83.

The son of John Ambrogi and Edith Lodge, Joseph (Joe) was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 27, 1939.

He spent his childhood in Glenside, PA attending Catholic elementary school. He then attended

Villanova University and received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Within a few years

he moved to Connecticut to begin a career in Aerospace and Defense, working for Hamilton Standard,

United Technologies Corporation, as an engineer. He worked on the space program, military defense

systems and commercial aircraft environmental control systems. He also attended Western New

England College and received his MBA.

While working at Hamilton, Joe met the love of his life, Cheryl Chalke, who became his wife of 53 years.

He was a man of faith and family. He lived his life by serving God and building a loving family all around

him. He and Cheryl raised three children together in East Granby, CT. He was a loving father who never

missed a sporting event or piano concert and instilled the values of faith in God, hard work, and family.

He was an active member for 35 years of St Theresa’s and then St. Bernard’s Catholic churches, serving

as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector.

Dad loved all things mechanical, especially cars. He especially enjoyed tinkering with his 1966 Corvette

Stingray convertible, of which he was the original owner. He also loved golf and watching his Villanova

Wildcats basketball games on TV.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Cheryl, his daughter Denise Ginley and her husband Timothy of

Warwick, NY; his son Matthew Ambrogi and his wife Miki of Rye, NY; his son Daniel Ambrogi and his wife

Shannon of Fairfield, CT; his adored grandchildren Felicia, Kevin, Keira, Luke and Samuel; his brother

Frank Ambrogi of Myrtle Beach, SC as well as many sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews and

cousins. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother John Ambrogi.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 15th from 2-5 pm at Applebee McPhillips Funeral Home, 130

Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 16th at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 90

Euclid Avenue, Middletown, NY.

A private burial will take place following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Anthony Community Hospital

( or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 90 Euclid Avenue, Middletown, NY,


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2:00 PM 1/15/2023 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/15/2023 5:00:00 PM
Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home

130 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY 10940

Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home
130 Highland Ave. Middletown 10940 NY
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9:00 AM 1/16/2023 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1/16/2023 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

90 Euclid Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
90 Euclid Avenue Middletown 10940 NY
United States

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