Joseph DeBiase, 71, had family in area towns
Mr. DeBiase was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Waterbury, son of the late Joseph and Mary DeBiase.
He graduated from Woodbury schools and worked at the Fabric Firehose in Sandy Hook, Connecticut Tubing in Woodbury and retired from the Newtown school district.
He was a lifelong member of the Bethlehem Fair Society , and a longtime member of the Waterbury Elk's Lodge.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 11 children,
Also, he is survived by a sister, Linda Cole and her husband Art of Woodbury; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, George DeBiase; a sister, Grace Cole ; and a son, Timothy J. Horton.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Danbury Hospital Praxair Center , 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.