In Memory of Joe Paolella, Sr

The American Ambulance Association was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Joseph “Joe” Paolella, Sr.

Joe, along with his brother Phil Paolella, was the co-owner of New Haven Ambulance Service, one of the four companies that founded American Medical Response (AMR).

Joe was an innovator and pioneer in the field of pre-hospital care, and he will be deeply missed by the American Ambulance Association and it’s members throughout the United States. Joe devoted much of his career to advocating for legislation and regulations that paved the way in ensuring that the highest levels of patient care are delivered by ambulance providers in Connecticut and across our nation. Joe also selflessly mentored many ambulance leaders throughout their careers, giving many hours of his time to developing the talents of others.

Joe’s wife, Lorraine Paolella, and their entire family are in our thoughts.

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc.
11 Wooster Place
New Haven, CT US 06511


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11:30 in St. George Church, Guilford. Please go directly to Church Thursday morning. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.

St. George Church
33 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Donations in Lieu of Flowers

In lieu of flowers contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to The MSA Coalition 9935-D Rea Road, #212 Charlotte, NC 28277 or Masonicare Home Health & Hospice 22 Masonic Ave. Wallingford, CT 06492.

Obituary & Additional Details

Read Joe’s obituary at the Iovanne Funeral Home website►

American Medical Response (AMR), Connecticut, Obituary

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