Michael J. Mozzochi
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Michael J. Mozzochi Jr., 87, passed away at home on May 26th, 2022. Born on December 3rd, 1934 in Trumbull, CT, he is the son of the late Michael J. Mozzochi, Sr. and Gladys (Park) Mozzochi. Michael grew up in New Haven, Connecticut with his parents and younger brother Don. After graduating from Notre Dame High School, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA. There he made cherished memories first as a member and then as the President of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He graduated in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and went on to become a General Contractor with Cosgrove Construction Co. It was then that he met his beautiful wife, Deanna "Dee" (Donnell) Mozzochi, a flight attendant for TWA in New York City. They married in 1962 and shared 59 wonderful years together raising their family and traveling the world. Mike was a wonderful storyteller and loved to share stories from their many adventures. For years, Mike and Dee traded the cold New England winters for Effie's Cottage on their favorite Caribbean island, Saba. There they found a second community full of cherished friends. Mike was an avid boater and spent many summer days exploring the New England coast at the helm of his boat, first the Conch Queen and then the Drambuie, with his closest friends and family along for the ride. Mike was a charter member of the Clinton JCs, served as chairman of the Clinton Water Pollution Control Commission, and a member of the Operating Engineers CT Local 479. He was also Commodore of the Menunketesuck yacht club. Above all else, Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it be in Richmond seeing Sue and Buddy or driving to Michael's house to greet the girls as they came home from school. Mike was also a staple at all the girls' sporting events throughout the years - everyone knew Papa Mike. Nothing made Mike happier than having everyone over to his house in Westbrook for a day of fun on the water and a sunset cookout. Mike will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Dee. He is also survived by his children, Michael J. Mozzochi III and wife Diane (Niskanen) Mozzochi of Clinton, CT, Susan (Mozzochi) Lee and husband Robert Lee of Chesterfield, VA, as well as his brother Donald Mozzochi and wife Marcia (McGuirk) Mozzochi of Redding, CA. Memories of "Papa Mike" are cherished by his grandchildren, Kristen (Mozzochi) Sageser and husband Andrew Sageser, Sarah Mozzochi, Kathryn Mozzochi and great grandchildren Logan and Emma Sageser. The family wishes to thank all the healthcare providers who provided Michael with excellent care, specifically nurse Claudia, occupation therapist Michelle, physical therapist Collin, Dr. Hartnett and staff at the Middlesex Hospital Wound Center, and Sierra. Calling hours were held Friday, June 3rd from 5pm-8pm at Swan Funeral Home located at 80 E. Main Street, Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, June 4th at 11:00am at St. Mary's Church of the Visitation located at 54 Grove Street, Clinton. A burial followed immediately after at St. Mary's Cemetery on Beach Park Road.
Donations may be made in his name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or to the Office of Westbrook Visiting Nurses. Office of Westbrook Visiting Nurses:
Checks can be mailed to:
Westbrook Visiting Nurses and Public Health
866 Boston Post Road
P.O Box #281
Westbrook CT 06498