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Obituary: Joseph F. Hellauer

July 4, 2024
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Joseph Hellauer & son

Long-time Woodbridge administrative officer Joseph F. Hellauer, 88, of Woodbridge, died July 17, 2023, at home after a lengthy illness.  Born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 18, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph Francis and Margaret (Carroll) Hellauer.

After graduating from Fairfield Prep in 1952 and the College of the Holy Cross in 1956, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  He honorably served on active duty for four years and 26 years in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Colonel.  He also received his M.B.A. from the University of New Haven in 1976.

Using his experience in sales as a manufacturer’s representative he and his wife successfully formed their own company, Electronic Marketing, in 1972, from which he retired in 2001.

In late 1974 he moved to Woodbridge and joined the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a member for 45 years.  From 2001 to 2013 he served as the Administrative Officer for the Town of Woodbridge, helping many people in town.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gail (MacLeod) Hellauer, and their children:  Joseph F. Hellauer III (Katrine), Kristin H. Leary (Mark), Dana Carroll Hellauer, Heidi H. Bullock (Douglas), and Kurt M. Hellauer (Amie); eleven grandchildren: Samantha Jones (D.J.) and Thomas Hellauer; Gehrig, Wagner, Madison, and Camden Leary; Laura, Tucker, and Timothy Bullock; Mary and Erin Hellauer; a great granddaughter, Charlotte Jones; and his two brothers, James Carroll Hellauer (Carolyn) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and William Alan Hellauer of Radiant, VA.

Private services and burial were held at Eastside Cemetery (Woodbridge) on Friday, July 21, 2023.

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