Joseph Thomas Chimblo Jr., 86, a resident of Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut, and most recently Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, passed away on May 14, 2018.
He was born June 5, 1931 in Greenwich to the late Joseph and Mary Chimblo of Riverside.
He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1950 where he played Varsity Football. He served in the U.S. Navy Aircraft division for four years. He was married to Mary Jane Fox, also from Greenwich, CT, who predeceased him on December 29, 1978. He is also predeceased by their first-born son Thomas J Chimblo, who died on January 25, 1998.
Mr. Chimblo was a partner in the family business, Chimblo Brothers Construction, started by his father and uncles in 1955. They built many of the landmarks in Greenwich, CT, such as Saint Catherine’s of Siena Church, the Chesebrough-Pond building, Arnold’s Bakery, as well as the remodel of the Avco and Stolt-Nielsen buildings and Greenwich Town Hall.
Mr. Chimblo was a member of the St. Lawrence Club for many years. His greatest pleasures were boating and deep-sea fishing. He married the former Antoinette Ricciardi on May 3, 1980. They resided in Greenwich before moving to Stamford in the 90’s. Eventually they settled in Broken Arrow, OK in 2008 where Jennifer and her husband Rick reside.
Mr. Chimblo is survived by his wife of 38 years, Antoinette Chimblo, son Steven Chimblo and his fiancé Pamela Smart, daughters Joan Chimblo and Donna Chimblo, granddaughter Ashley Chimblo and grandson Steven Chimblo. He will be missed immensely by Antoinette’s children, son Anthony DeLuca (Theresa), daughter Donna DeLustro, and daughter Jennifer Thompson (Rick), who he raised as his own. Papa Joe will be missed by his “grandchildren” Casey and John DeLuca and Cassandra and Eric Thompson.
Mr. Chimblo’s last years were spent, travelling, sitting in the sun, eating out (followed with a big dessert), and at baseball games watching his grandson Eric play. Everyone who knew him said they remember his great stories, his generosity, and his caring and wonderful nature. He lived a long and great life and he will be forever remembered by his friends and family who loved him.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday May 29, 2018 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Rd. #3 Greenwich, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine’s of Siena, in Riverside, CT, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Share a memory at