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“May you rest in piece uncle nick! Love You!!!!!<3 ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: madisyn jankowski - terryville, CT

“With sympathy during this difficult time. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Nick and Denise where the nicest neighbors to me living next door. Nick was always a kind patient person. R.I.P Nick I will send prayers for your...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy McNally - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Denise, so sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..Love you,Nina ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Nina Zahacefski

“Hi, I knew Nick through the Knights. You could not ask for a harder worker or a more dedicated individual to Catholic Church and the Knights. He was...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: George Smith - Vernon, CT

“Nick, one of the kindness men I have ever met. I was proud to call him one of my nephews by marriage. We could always count on him as the chief...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Middleton

“My love to Denise and her family!!! May you all find peace , comfort and strength in your loving memories of Nick. I love you all. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patti - Manchester, CT

Joseph "Nick" Nicholas Poinatale, 71, of Vernon, loving husband of 18 years to Denise (Brisson) Poinatale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of the late Salvatore and Millie (Hensley) Poinatale, he grew up and lived most of his life in Bristol before moving to Vernon eighteen years ago. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Nick was employed by CarMax in Hartford, and he was previously employed by Aetna Insurance Company in Hartford for many years. He was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church in Rockville. Nick was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Council #4122. He was a former District Deputy, past Faithful Navigator for the fourth degree, and a past Grand Knight of Council #4122. Nick was an avid fisherman and a New York Yankees fan. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who enjoyed being with his family and friends. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter Keri Ann Blanchette (Christopher) of Charlotte, NC and their children, Lucas, Patrick and Jolene; his brothers, James Poinatale (Debbie), Richard Poinatale (Pat), and Robert Poinatale (Diane); his sister, Angela Poinatale (Gary Cote); his mother-in-law, Mary Brisson; his brothers-in-law, Robert Brisson (Joyce), and Charles Brisson (Kathleen); his sisters-in-law, Joan Staves, Mary Lou Zmijeski (Stephen), and Elizabeth Gagne (Raymond), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his former wives Helen Poinatale and Jackie Poinatale from Plainville and their families. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law, Charles Brisson. His family would like to thank Dr. Menon and all the staff at the Wethersfield Infusion Center for the wonderful care they gave to Nick. His family will receive friends for calling hours on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Cornerstone Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 2036, Vernon, CT 06066. For online condolences and guest book, please visit