Joseph Springfield, 68, of New Haven, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017. He was the loving husband of Anita Springfield.

Joseph was born in Chicago, IL on May 14, 1948, the son of Mary Tompkins of Chicago, IL.

He was a two-tours Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Popeye’s for over 20 years.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, 8 children; 16 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Mr. Springfield’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 26 Edwards St., Hamden. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be private.