The Middletown Democrats lost one of its own yesterday morning, when long time Democratic Party Chairman Joe Caliendo, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Joe will be sorely missed by many through out the county and here in Middletown.
At a time when Democrats here and around the country could really use a cantankerous bastard of Joe's caliber, they just lost one of their best! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caliendo family during this time of loss and sorrow.
R.I.P. Joe, we're going to miss you.
Below is an announcement that was published on the Middletown Democratic Executive Committee's Facebook page. If you knew Joe and have a favorite story or antidote about him consider leaving in the comments of the Facebook announcement or here in the comments :
"It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long time Chairman, Joe Caliendo. Joe passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness. Our love and condolences go out to Chairman Caliendo's wife Patrica and family.
No word yet on funeral arrangements, we'll pass them along when more is known."