Obituary: Joseph F. Willets, 44, formerly of Ansonia

Joseph F. Willets, 44, formerly of Ansonia, foreman for R&N Construction Group, former owner of A-1 Modern Concrete in Ansonia, died Nov. 5, at his home in North Carolina.

Born March 24, 1971, in Arizona, son of Frank and Nancy (Apanavich) Willets of Ansonia.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, John M. Willets and his wife, Shannon, nieces, Morgan, Carmella and Aislin Willets, all of Shelton, many aunts, uncles, cousins and his longtime companion, Leslie Matejak of Derby.

Predeceased by maternal grandparents, Joseph and Anna Apanavich and paternal grandparents, Carmella and Frederick Willets.

Services: Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. Visiting hours: Thursday, 4-7 p.m., prior to the service.

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