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Joshua B. Castellano

April 29, 1986 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 35) 35 Years Old
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Joshua Castellano Obituary

Joshua B. “Josh” Castellano, age 35 of Branford, formerly of New Haven tragically lost his life on September 17, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV. Beloved son of Denise Halliwell Castellano.  Nephew of Charles Halliwell and Debra Vingiano, his “Aunt” Judith Benson. Also survived by his “brother” Casey Halliwell, his “sister” Michelle Keister and many other special cousins, friends who are part of his family and brothers and sisters of the New Haven Police Department.  Josh graduated from Notre Dame High School, West Haven, Class of 2004. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University in 2011.  In 2014, he entered the New Haven Police Academy, graduating in 2015.  For the past 7 years Josh proudly served the New Haven Community as a police officer.  His devotion as a police officer reached beyond the walls of the precinct. He was well known through many communities in New Haven. His classmates from the academy remain a part of his family.

The hours for visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. Family and friends are asked to go directly to St. Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven Friday morning for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. Donations may be made to which benefits those who serve.  All attendees are asked to please wear masks for indoor services. 


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September 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
September 24, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary Church, New Haven
5 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511


Grove Street Cemetery
227 Grove St,
New Haven, CT 0651



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