Algiere, Joseph J.

Joseph J. “Shoosh” Algiere, 93, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Catherine P. (Gencarelli) Algiere, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Maryland. Born October 8, 1922 in Westerly, Rhode Island, son of the late John and Nancy (Amato) Algiere, he resided in Farmington since 1960. Joe was a United States Army veteran of World War II seeing active combat duty on the Burma Road and in China, India and also in Central Burma. Joe was a business owner and entrepreneur, having been the original founder of Bess Eaton Donuts and The Whole Donut Corporations. He was a member of UNICO, the West Hartford Squires and the Knights of Columbus. Family was of the utmost importance to Joe. He was an excellent father and greatly enjoyed the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. He was a hardworking and successful businessman who was very generous and enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved gardening and could fix anything. He touched a lot of people’s lives in many ways. Joe is survived by his three children, John J. Algiere and his wife Nancy of Simsbury, Louise A. Carlson and her husband David of Columbia, Maryland, and Robert J. Algiere of Avon, his sisters, Theresa Pucci and Evelyn Anderson both of Westerly, Rhode Island, his brother, Franklin Algiere of Westerly, Rhode Island, seven grandchildren, Patricia Consiglio and her husband Christopher, Kathryn Campbell and her husband Charles, Joseph Patrick Algiere, Elizabeth Algiere, Brian Carlson and his wife Rebecca, Kevin Carlson, Jacob Algiere and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Consiglio and Henry Carlson. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Dec. 20) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (Dec. 21) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be at the family plot in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Foundation, Inc., 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or to The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keaton Way, Columbia, MD 21044.Algiere, Joseph

Calling Hours

Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 5:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Patrick - Farmington


Riverside Cemetery - Farmington

Memorial Contribution

Connecticut Children’s Foundation, Inc., 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or to The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keaton Way, Columbia, MD 21044.

6 Responses to 'Algiere, Joseph J.'

  1. Shaun M McLaughlin says:

    I was so sad to hear of this great man passing. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends, may his memory always be with you.

  2. Christina Algiere Laudone says:

    Uncle Joe “the doughnut man” will be sadly missed. I always looked forward to his visits at my grandparents house, Tony and Jennie Algiere. My sincere sympathy goes out to his loving family.

  3. george r matt says:


  4. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. He was a great man ,always a smile very smart and a great business man. We both thought a lot of him, he was very good to both of us and our children. We will always remember him, now he is up in heaven with Dad and Aunt Kay who he loved with all his heart. We will miss him very much.
    With sincere sympathy and love,
    Anthony, Georgia and family.

  5. Tom Knee says:


    I’m sorry for your trouble. Tom Knee

  6. Thomas ALGIERE Jr. says:

    A good and fair man who we all looked up to.Always classy and humble.You listened when he spoke.We knew when he came to Westerly by the dozens of doughnuts he brought for all of us to enjoy.A role model for us to strive after.We pray the good family finds some comfort during this difficult time.

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